Security Cameras: Keeping an Eye on Violence
In today's society, violence is not only a problem, but a major concern. We tend to overlook the role that violence is playing in our schools, and how it is affecting the students learning experience. Many schools throughout the United States are surrounded with violence and crime. Six out of every 100 California public school students were suspended for violence or drugs last year (Ross 9). Violence is also beginning to affect the everyday lives of students and teachers. In order for students to have a better learning environment, safety must be handled in a different approach. Due to the effects of violence within public schools, security cameras should be installed to ensure safety for teachers and students.
Take a moment to listen to a common real life situation that is taking place in schools all over America. Please keep in mind these are the same schools where we as parents, brothers, or sisters, send our children to receive an education that will be the base for basically every step they take the rest of their lives. Tommy is thinking about midterms steadily approaching. However, instead of focusing on his studies all he can think about is for the past two months Billy has been harassing him. When’s my homework going to be done? What did you bring me for lunch today? Tommy, tell anyone about this, and I am going to make you sorry (as he pushes him into the lockers). Billy walks away laughing, while Tommy walks away head hung low with midterms and education in general being the furthest thoughts from his mind.
Today’s schools house students that will hurt other students, intimidate classmates, bring weapons to school, or even place terror threats upon the school (Ross 9). Violence In schools is a common place concept. It is looked upon often times as one would view recess, lunch, and study hall. They are all everyday occurrences within a school setting. Everyday children are cheated out of an education...