Challenges in measuring violence in schools[ edit ] Research on violence affecting children in schools is challenging for a variety of reasons. The Clearing House, According to Harber and Muthukrishna"schools in urban areas, particularly townships are regularly prey to gangsterism.
There should also be up-to-date security measures in schools and school-sponsored events, to ensure that students are properly searched and stripped of any kind of weapon before entering the premises.
Universal, school-based prevention programs focused on the individual have been shown to significantly lower rates of aggression and violent behavior.
This finding is consistent with the findings of a study conducted by Human Rights Watch The above studies confirm that school violence is prevalent in schools.
Dealing with school violence in South Africa. Compared to children whose antisocial conduct begins in adolescence, early starters have a worse prognosis in terms of future aggression and other antisocial activities.
From toviolent incidents occurred less frequently in school than away from school, according to the above listed study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Education Center. Inner Change: Students develop skills such as emotional self-awareness and control, positive social skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, and teamwork in order to resolve conflicts without resorting to violence.
Learners are vulnerable to attacks from their fellow learners who terrorise them on the school premises. Table 1 shows that three 3. Furthermore, the study found that school violence had the following effects on learners: loss of concentration; poor academic performance; bunking of classes; and depression.
Teenagers are able to gain access to sharp objects and dangerous arms, which they take to school and use to intimidate their peers.