[EDITORIALS]Teach more non-violenceTeenage violence went over the limit. A video clip featuring a middle school girls’ group assault is shocking and it is spreading through the Internet. In the clip, three to four middle school girls beat up another teen, who is begging on bended knee. Several days ago, a female high school dropout jumped out of an apartment building after hours of group assault by her “friends.” The friends held her for hours. Their viciousness is frightening.
According to a survey by the Prevention of Youth Violence Foundation, 18 percent of elementary and middle school students said they suffered from school violence, more than double five years ago. The number of violent acts has increased among elementary students and female students and about half the victims hide their damage for fear of revenge. These days, we should anxiously worry about whether our children are assaulted at school.
Society should largely take responsibility for the situation. Due to the nuclearization of the family, many children grow selfish at home and an increasing number are hurt by divorce.
The Internet is filled with violence. How many films depict or glamorize violence? Is it too much to say that the administration’s school violence prevention system is superficial? It is important for police to watch the school, but above all, the administration should let students acknowledge the evil of violence. Experts say that educating students about violence is the most effective way to prevent school violence.