Dating violence in schools
The report found that while 90 percent of select district had adopted policies, there were few safety provisions provided for victims and the consequences for committing the crime at school were too general and wide-ranging.In a report entitled "Texas School Districts' Implementation of Teen Dating Violence Legislation," Dr. Kathleen Fox of Arizona State University and SHSU Graduate Student Robin Jackson surveyed the 72 largest school districts within the 20 Education Service Center across Texas."Though most of the districts have a definition and set of consequences, the wide range of disciplinary techniques may unintentionally benefit the offending student and may send a message that this type of behavior is uncommon or unimportant." Dating abuse is a problem that affects every community across the country.Every year, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical violence from a dating partner, and one in three girls in the U. are victims of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.WE CANNOT WAIT FOR A TDV TRAGEDY TO BEGIN MANDATING TDVP EDUCATION IN OUR NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS. We need YOUR help and support in the fight against teen dating violence.Please sign this petition, pass it along, and let your NC Representatives and Senators know that we NEED Teen Dating Violence Prevention Education for our young adults.
"We conclude that school districts' implementation of the dating violence policy as it currently stands is in need of additional attention," concluded Dr. Bouffard, Director of the Crime Victims' Institute.
Other effects of school violence include vandalism and loss of property – especially school facilities, moral decadence, poor human capital development, increase in crime rate, erosion of cultural values and bad reputation for schools as well as societies.
As of April 24th 2015, A&E Television Networks reported on its history website that the worst high school shooting in U.
The World Health Organization defines violence as ‘’the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation’’.
From this definition, school violence could be described to be physical attacks between students or by students on school staff, which could occur on the way to or from school/school-sponsored events, on the school premises or at a school-sponsored event.