Preventing School Violence
How can we prevent violence in schools?
All students have the right to learn in a safe school environment. The good news is school violence can be prevented. No one factor in isolation causes school violence. Preventing school violence requires addressing factors at all levels of the social ecology—the individual, relational, community, and societal levels. Research shows that prevention efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and even students can reduce violence and improve the school environment.
The strategies and approaches in CDC’s technical package are intended to shape individual behaviors as well as the relationship, family, school, community, and societal factors that influence risk and protective factors for violence. They are meant to work together and to be used in combination in a multi-level, multi-sector effort to prevent violence.
Visit the CDC’s website here for resources and educational packets regarding various subjects and how to combat them.