The relationship between school violence, childhood anger and the use of preventions and interventions in schools

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences
School violence has been an important topic in the realm of education in the last decade, and many different acts of violence in schools have been witnessed. Most of these acts of violence have been perpetrated by students of those schools. Schools are dealing with bomb threats, students bringing weapons to school, and, in some cases students using those weapons in the schools. These issues lead us to wonder what are the thoughts and feelings of a child that would bring a weapon to school or make such threats. Our society wonders what the child that opens fire against his or her classmates might have on their mind. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between school violence and childhood anger, and to provide selected prevention and intervention strategies to reduce violence and handle anger. In the introduction, a definition of anger was given along with some causes. School violence was also defined and causes were provided. Following this, selected prevention and intervention strategies were given and described. Conclusions and recommendations from this study were aimed at educators and administration of schools. However, parents and community members will also benefit from this study. The findings of this study revealed that all staff, students, parents, and community members should be involved in making the school a safer place to be
A research dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Social Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Guidance and Counseling of Kampala International University
School violence, Childhood anger, Schools