Essay # 3
When waking up in the morning, most Americans start their morning coffee and turn on the news. Most days it’s the same information modified from the day before, but occasionally you hear of major incidents caused by disturbed people. These incidents can be anywhere from a small town disturbance to an extreme mass murder. Over the years, a few violent stories that caught America’s attention were documented incidents involving high school students who only wanted attention and even revenge against those who had mentally or physically harmed them. These situations could have been easily prevented if many things would’ve been taken into consideration.
School violence has always been an issue in the United States. Every year thousands of students are affected by peer violence and are sometimes affected for life. This could be because our generation of children’s exposure to many kinds of violence in the early years. This could happen in their own homes, by watching television, movies, violence in the family home such as domestic violence and even video games. By seeing this, children could learn that violence can be a form of entertainment. This obviously gives them a completely wrong idea of what is right and what is wrong (http://www.help-your-child-with-anger.com/school-violence.html).
Although the media never speaks much of outraged children, adolescent teens that become victims or perpetrators are all over the news. A lot of these teens, not all, have been victims of or most likely are bullies. Bullies feed off of pain of others. Whether it is mentally or physically, they tend to feel better about themselves by hurting the lives of others. This can cause the victims of bullying to want revenge against the person causing pain. At times the victim can act out in a minor way or even go to drastic measures to make sure that their revenge was worth it. Another reason for bullying can be from a lack of attention. If students aren’t getting enough...