For some reason, violence in schools is escalating. Of course the causes are being debated extensively with multiple reasons and causes being cited and blamed. But regardless of which side of the debate anyone is on, one thing is certain. Something has to be done; these problems are becoming too common and frequent. The truth is, the cause is no longer relevant. The safety of innocent children must be the foremost concern in these topics.
Most people have strong ideas about why such things happen. In an ideal world we would be able to identify a specific, singular cause, address and eliminate that issue and return to the world that we either thought we lived in, or wanted to live in. It’s time to accept that is not the case and turn our efforts towards prevention. With that goal in mind, it is up to everyone to step-up and become a part of the solution.
As human beings everyone has both the ability and capacity to make a difference when it comes to violence in schools. Improve awareness through the creation of a preventative safety programs. Encourage “the buddy system” for walking to and from school. Both students and teachers alike should be aware that these issues exist and take a pro-active role in identifying potential issues before they have a chance to become problems. Additionally, teachers and administrators should take each situation seriously for the ultimate safety of the children under their charge. It may not be simple to identify why violence is increasing in our schools, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be difficult to address.