How Can I Help To End Violence In My School?
Being from High School, I have not had the disadvantage of growing up in a violent school system. Although the school systems are quite calm, there is an occasional fight or argument. I believe that there are ways I can contribute to the fight against this violence in my school and I am ready to begin trying.
A simple way that I could prevent violence in my school is to try to get along with my fellow classmates as well as the faculty. If everyone would do the same, violence in my school would be a thing of the past. It is a great idea to develop an honest and trusting relationship with the faculty of your school. The teachers, principals, and counselors are there for students whenever they need to talk or report something. A few examples of getting along with others are: thinking before you say something hurtful, even when it is not meant in that context, and treating others with respect as well as kindness.
Another way to prevent violence in my school would be to report any suspicious behavior to my principal, teacher, or even programs such as “Crimestoppers”. This is an excellent way to stop violence before it starts simply by letting an adult intervein. If you hear someone talking about a fight or any other incident which doesn’t comply with the school rules don’t be afraid to report the person’s behavior.
A final way in which to stop school violence is to accept diversity. No two people are the same. We all feel, think, and act differently. So what if we don’t agree with everything everyone says? Who cares? It is certainly no reason for us to be violent toward each other. If we could learn to accept people for who they truly are, then we should have no problem with violence, not just in schools, but anywhere.
In conclusion, I believe violence is a huge issue in schools. Every one of us has to do our share to resolve the problem and continue toward a better education for all students. I feel that I have stated some ways to start the fight against violence in schools. If we can all try to carry out these suggestions, violence in schools will decrease tremendously.