By Marcel Lebrun
The unhappy truth is that many youths and youngsters don't feel secure both in school or at domestic. lately, there were raises in bullying, instructor attack, and student-to-student actual altercations. approximately each institution baby has witnessed violence in school firsthand. the quest for solutions as to why youngsters use violence needs to be an ongoing dialog that demanding situations the myths and perceptions round the factor of faculty and private violence. meant for educators and fogeys, Books, Blackboards, and Bullets specializes in key matters for id of faculty shooters and shootings. whereas explaining components that bring up the likeliness of pupil violence, Marcel Lebrun introduces many alternative views that could be potent in operating with populations in our faculties. He offers many innovations for facing tough or violent youths, empowering educators to behave to avoid institution shootings. The booklet additionally presents checklists and evaluation instruments for comparing attainable risks in addition to an inventory of assets that educators can use of their day-by-day work.
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7. Do not encourage your child to become aggressive and strike back. 8. Teach your child to be assertive and to use humor if appropriate. 9. Be patient—conflict between children is rarely solved overnight. 10. Spend time with your child to process the emotions and situations. 11. Help your child develop new interests or strengthen existing talents and skills that help develop and improve self-esteem. Bullying: Personal and Cyberspace / 43 12. If the problem persists or worsens, consult an attorney, contact local police, and press charges.
50 / Chapter 4 11. Consider contacting an attorney in cases of serious cyberbullying. In some circumstances, civil law permits victims to sue a bully or her parents in order to recover damages. 12. Contact the police if cyberbullying involves acts such as threats of violence, extortion, obscene or harassing phone calls or text messages, harassment, stalking, hate crimes, or child pornography. If you are uncertain if cyberbullying violates your jurisdiction’s criminal laws, contact your local police who will advise you (Kowalski, 2005).
Cyberbullying is defined as willful and repeated harm inflicted through the medium of electronic text (Patchin & Hinduja, 2006). Traditional bullying involves threatening, pushing, fighting, and violence. Traditional bullying is associated with malicious intent, using intimidation, and having a power differential between aggressor and victim. Cyberbullies exist because they can use a medium that creates fear by the tapping of a keyboard key. One can assume that the cyberbully is a malicious aggressor who is seeking some sort of power, control, or revenge.
Books, Blackboards, and Bullets: School Shootings and Violence in America by Marcel Lebrun