The Chinese symbol for “crisis” is the same as “opportunity.” School Violence – Crisis and Opportunity explains how this crisis is actually an opportunity to effectively address the problem of school violence and also to improve our children’s academic performance. This book is a key resource to create peaceful classrooms and schools.
Violent schools are becoming the norm. Many schools report that as many as 50 percent of the students are consistently bullied. Some of these victims are tormented so much that they commit suicide. In addition, over half of the school shooters were bullied.
Rampage school shootings are continuing. More school shootings are not happening because students are more alert to rumors and signs of trouble and report them, and also because of heavy surveillance, such as metal detectors.
The National Academy of Sciences has concluded that it is “impossible” to identify a primary causal factor in rampage school shootings. School Violence – Crisis and Opportunity is able to identify this factor.
The book also is the first to answer these additional questions
- Why is bullying escalating?
- What is the culture of school violence?
- Why don’t school violence prevention programs work?
- What is the brain’s response to violent media and video games?
- What is the future of school violence without adequate prevention?
- How can we create peaceful classrooms and schools?
Marianna King is the author. There are only a handful of school violence prevention experts in the world and she is one of them. She is a sociologist, consultant, teacher and trainer who has studied and addressed violence and its prevention for 35 years.