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definition of school violence

School violence is defined as those actions that have a direct harmful intention against a member of the school community, students, teachers, principals, parents or subordinate personnel and that are also concocted by a member that belongs to it and that can take place within the educational institution, which is usually the most frequent case or in other physical spaces that are related to the school, such as the surroundings of the school itself or those in which extracurricular activities are carried out.

Although the most common expression of this usually occurs between the same pairs, students who attack each other, there are also many cases in which teachers are the objects of attacks and vice versa, of course.

There are many factors and triggers of this type of behavior, however, among the most frequent we can mention: feeling of social exclusion, lack of limits in behavior, recurrent exposure to violent content normally presented by the mass media in which this type of behavior is exalted, easy access to weapons, here it is worth making a parenthesis, because although in reality in most of the world's laws there are a significant number of clauses that prevent access to them, in the United States, for example, the latest cases of school violence such as Being the Columbine massacre showed how easy it was for these boys to access the weapons with which they later massacred their teachers and classmates.

And returning to the list we find the following causes: the imitation of behaviors that highlight the use of violence, for example, that at home a boy assiduously listens to his father bragging about violence or the use of it and participation in gangs or gangs, which make the use of violence a habitual and normal form of behavior in society.

If we start to roughly analyze the current reality of academic institutions and regardless of whether they are located in the first or third world, the violence that has occurred in them in recent times and in recent years is truly alarming and recurrent. many cases are due to the situations that we indicated in the previous paragraph.

Undoubtedly the only alternative left to those responsible for education to overcome this growing problem in which any member of this circle is plausible of suffering some version of violence, is to reinforce more and more the values ​​of justice and brotherhood. to prevent potential aggressors from accumulating reasons for their violence.