Presentation on theme: "Violence/Abuse. Journal Should schools require students to wear a uniform? Why/why not? (Provide 2 reasons.) 3-4 sentences Class Expectations -Mature/Respectful."— Presentation transcript:
Journal Should schools require students to wear a uniform? Why/why not? (Provide 2 reasons.) 3-4 sentences Class Expectations -Mature/Respectful comments/questions.
Violent Crime 1 Physical Attack occurs every 28 seconds. 1 Armed Robbery occurs every 47 seconds. 1 rape against a woman occurs every 5 minutes. 1 murder occurs every 22 minutes. 1 adolescent suicide occurs every 6 hours. Pg. 53
Causes of Violence Anger -Ways to help control anger: *Count to 10 before you say or do anything. *Talk to someone you trust and respect. *Exercise to get rid of pent-up feelings. *Channel energy into worthwhile activity. *Find a non-violent way to deal with the situation. Prejudice Possession of Weapons Peer Pressure Alcohol and other Drugs Pg. 53
Stopping and Preventing Violence More police on the streets Stricter gun laws Improved lighting in parks and playgrounds Neighborhood watch programs Teen curfews Tougher punishments for violent crimes Pg. 54
Violence in Schools 1 in 4 students 1 in 4 teachers Say they have been victims of violence on or near school property Pg. 54
Journal Should schools require students to wear a uniform? Why/why not? (Provide 2 reasons.) 3-4 sentences Reasons Against: -Does not allow students to express individuality. Reasons For: -Discourages cliques. -Discourages theft. -Security -Decreases distractions in classroom. -Allows parents to afford school clothes.
Types of Abuse *Physical Abuse: Mistreatment that results in injury to the body. Can result in burns, bruises, broken bones, etc. Battery is the most common form of physical abuse. *Emotional Abuse The use of words and gestures to mistreat another person. Can also be withholding love and affection. Angry words, threats, constant teasing, or criticism are examples of emotional abuse. Pg. 55
*Sexual Abuse Any sexual contact forced upon a victim. The abuser is often someone the victim knows and trusts. *Neglect The failure to meet the basic physical and emotional needs of a person. Withholding food, clothing, housing, love, encouragement or affection. Pg. 55
Causes of Abuse The person was abused as a child. Alcohol or other drug abuse. Unemployment and Poverty Illness Divorce Feelings of worthlessness Emotional immaturity Lack of parenting skills Inability to deal with anger Lack of communication and coping skills Pg. 55
Signs of Abuse Frequent absences from school. Poor grades or lack of interest in school. Dirty or neglected appearance. Extreme shyness, sadness, or fear. Aggressive behavior toward others. Inability to communicate. Pg. 56
Where to Get Help Police Department Local hospital Crisis Hot Lines Family Violence Centers Family Counseling Programs Support or Self-help groups Home Health Visitors Pg. 56
Sexual Harassment at School Sexual harassment is any unwanted sexual comment, contact, or behavior. This includes jokes, looks, notes, touching, noises, or gestures. Sexual harassment is a type of sexual abuse. Pg. 53
Statistics Between 2000 and 5000 children die each year as a result of abuse or neglect. One common form of child abuse is Shaken Baby Syndrome in which a baby is shaken to make it stop crying. Brain damage and even death may result from this practice. The rate of reporting child abuse in 1993 was 20 times greater than it was in the mid-1970s. Pg. 52-53
Sexual Abuse 1.Children who are abused are primarily young children. 2.Child victims come from all family income groups. 3.Children are usually abused in their home, rather than on playgrounds and other outdoor sites. 4.Children are more often abused by people they know. 5.Children are often more willing to have sex because they are scared and too trusting. They often do not understand. 6.There are more men that are sex offenders than there are women. Pg. 54
7.Reporting it is not always enough to stop the abuse. 8.Teenagers who touch children sexually are not just expressing curiosity. 9. Children usually tell the truth about sexual activity with adults. 10. Family sexual abuse is NOT an isolated one- time incident. 11. Children are not to blame for sexual abuse by their behavior. 12.Abuse victims are both boys and girls. 13. In family sexual abuse, the “non-offending” parent does not always know about the abuse. Pg. 54