It's Not Always About the Gun
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School violence does not always involve a shooting or a knife. It can be verbal, alcoholic, drug related or a sexual assault. This page is designed to address those issues where the violence is mainly focused against one student, even when the antagonizer is a group of students or a single student.
Schoolyard bullying usually leads to confrontations that are appearing more and more on my list when the bullied student strikes back against his/her attacker with a weapon. Hopefully, the following link can help the bully, the bullied, the school and the parents of each student to put an end to schoolyard bullying.
Teenagers often experiment with alcohol at parties, and the results are almost always disastrous. However, there are times when the students are doing everything right when a drunk driver (whether it be an adult or another student) slams into them and ends their young lives. Those can be the hardest deaths to accept, knowing that your child was in the right and somebody else made a terrible decision to drink and drive. Hopefully, the following few links can help the students, parents and the school to ensure all are educated on the dangers of drinking and driving.
Teenagers often experiment with drugs as well, even mixing them with alcohol at the aforementioned parties. The results, once again, are almost always disastrous. What's worse is that some of the teenagers are buying their drugs from adults. Illegal drug makers are always improving the potency of their drugs, and the teens are all too eager to show their coolness by smoking a joint or popping a pill. Hopefully, the following few links can help the students, parents and the school to ensure all are educated on the dangers of illegal drugs. (Add to that prescription drugs that teens sometimes give to their friends even though that friend may have a fatal allergic reaction to the drug. And overdosing on over the counter drugs.)
Medicine Abuse Project (sort by stories)
Teenagers often become sexually active before their parents are ready for them to accept the fact that their children are maturing. That's not to say that teens always make the right choice when it comes to sexual activity. But the sexual activity I'm talking about here is the one that is forced upon the teen through an assault, abuse, and rape. Some sick bastard out there created a drug (Rohypnol) that can be slipped into a drink where it dissolves completely and causes the drinker to lose conscience completely. During this time, the drinker is usually sexually assaulted or raped by the person who put the drug into the drink in the first place. Date rape is also known to happen this way. Hopefully, the following few links can help the students, parents and the school to ensure that all are educated on the dangers of forced sexual activity.
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