By Marcel Lebrun
The unhappy truth is that many youths and youngsters don't feel secure both in school or at domestic. in recent times, there were raises in bullying, instructor attack, and student-to-student actual altercations. approximately each college baby has witnessed violence in class firsthand. the hunt for solutions as to why young ones use violence has to be an ongoing dialog that demanding situations the myths and perceptions round the factor of college and private violence. meant for educators and oldsters, Books, Blackboards, and Bullets makes a speciality of key concerns for identity of college shooters and shootings. whereas explaining elements that raise the likeliness of scholar violence, Marcel Lebrun introduces many various views that could be powerful in operating with stricken populations in our colleges. He offers many ideas for facing tough or violent youths, empowering educators to behave to avoid tuition shootings. The publication additionally offers checklists and overview instruments for comparing attainable hazards in addition to a listing of assets that educators can use of their day-by-day work.
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Family Dynamics Checklist Below is a checklist of characteristics that may be present in an at-risk individual’s family background. One must be aware that not all youths and children that match this profile will become shooters or will use violence as a means to obtain what they desire. Answer Criteria: Circle yes or no to each criterion/symptom if it has been observed. Scoring: If there are more than fifteen to twenty of these indicators in a child’s life, there is reason for concern. It is not a guarantee that a child will become a shooter with these characteristics in his life, but there is definitely family dysfunction that may lead to other behaviors.
16. Save the following from profiles you see on the Internet: • URL of profile, • Nickname of offending person, • E-mail address of offending person, and • Date you viewed this profile. 17. Save the following from chat rooms: • Date and time of chat, • Name and URL of chat room you were in, • Nickname of offending person, Bullying: Personal and Cyberspace / 51 • E-mail address of offending person, and • Screenshot of chat room. us) Suggestions for Educators The place where youths spend the most time is at school.
Teachers need to address the problem of bullying immediately. This should be done in private—rarely should this be done publicly. And it should be conducted in a brief and businesslike manner. 26. Teachers can find mentors for bullies that may help in changing behaviors and address some of the core issues around the reasons a child may be bullying. 27. Teachers can develop a reward chart to shape the bully’s behavior in a more positive direction. Bullying: Personal and Cyberspace / 39 Strategies to Help the Victim Children who are bullied are often unhappy in school, suffer from low self-esteem, and are isolated from their peers.
Books, Blackboards, and Bullets: School Shootings and Violence in America by Marcel Lebrun