Fighting in Schools – Boys vs. Girls Regardless of a high school’s funding, location, and student-body demographics, there is always room for improvement when it comes to student-based fighting in schools. Putting a large amount of energized, hormonal teenagers in one place, day after day, is going to open up opportunity for them to become angry and violent with one another. To help prevent fighting in schools, it is important to understand what to watch for. Boys and girls can both become violent, and such fights can range from merely disruptive to life threatening. Here are some differences between how girls [...]
Preventing School Violence – What Tech Security is Worth the Cost? With each new advancement in both specialized and mainstream technology, it becomes a more and more talked-about aspect of the U.S. education system. This is especially true when the topic shifts to preventing school violence. Administration and teachers everywhere are pushing for technology as a solution to deterring much of the violence that occurs in and around schools. But security technology is usually both expensive and controversial, so how does one chose what to invest in? Below are a few of the most popular school security options and a list of [...]
Gang Violence in Schools – 5 Facts You Didn’t Know In a recent publication released by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Service, a team of authors with extensive experience in the educational field wrote on gang violence in schools. Titled Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership, this collaboration of writers go in-depth on the who’s, what’s, where’s, and why’s of gang influence and participation by the American youth, and how to best work to prevent and even eradicate this issue. From this publication, the CCG team has taken 5 facts about gang violence in schools [...]
Violence in Schools - 4 Root Causes Articles exist all over the internet spouting how to “end” violence in schools. They have a tendency to be broad, generic, and focused on the symptoms of youth violence instead of the causes. Drugs, alcohol, and sex are often blamed as reasons behind violent students, and while those might be linked to such individuals, it is not those issues school administration and security should be spending the bulk of their time fighting. These issues, just like violence, are results of deeper issues that need to be addressed if we truly want to prevent violence [...]
Because the discomfort of connecting children and violence is so great, people tend to take the road of shock and awe, looking at the shooting as if it was a random and unexplainable act of violence. But often the truth is the opposite, for in many well-known incidents of school shootings, there was already violence and cruelty occurring before a weapon or gun ever entered the situation.
In School Active Shooter - Are You Prepared? You have created the response plan for an active shooter in your school and conducted practice drills. Now what? Since the Columbine, VA Tech, Newtown incidents, schools across the country have been creating, developing, planning, and testing new policy and procedures for similar violent situations. What we have seen in the majority of many organizations we have worked with across the US is that they have created effective response plans for emergency situations, along with great policies and procedures, but have failed to plan for what happens to individuals personally, when they encounter [...]