Violence among young people in society is increasing dramatically.Perhaps what is most alarming is that these violent acts are not only occurring on the streets, but in the school systems as well.
However, school violence has become a problem which has plagued the nation for the past several years.
There has been an increase in the amount and the degree of violence.
Education opens doors to highly paid prestige jobs, to good healthcare, simply to better life.
People from poor families are trying to get different scholarships to study at better schools or universities.
The problem is how to reduce the amount of violence in America's schools.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the major factors of school violence, the effects of school violence, and the methods of prevention.
Information from 1993 shows the following: – Whites had 7.9% dropout rate, Blacks had 13.6% dropout rate and Hispanics had 27.5% dropout rate.
These rates decreased to 7, 12 and 24 percents correspondingly.
The questions that this study attempts to answer are the causes and signs of school violence, the effects on the academic community, and methods of prevention.
It is hypothesized that school violence will be caused by exposure to violence in the media.