Another important topic that we want to cover is school safety, particularly violence in schools. Although there are experts that say violence has always existed in schools, many are concerned about the increased number of violent acts taking place there. Some even argue violence in certain areas has reached epidemic proportions, desensitizing many students and leaving them feeling violence is a normal part of their school life.
Every child should feel safe from violence in their school, yet there are many that do not. Today, it is not unusual for students to violently attack other students, teachers, security guards, and school personnel, showing a complete lack of respect for authority. These attacks often result in injuries.
Witnessing these acts can also cause intense fear and anxiety among other students as well as staff members, making the school environment a scary place to be at. A school is a place meant for kids to receive a valuable education, not a place that they should fear coming to on a daily basis.