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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 8:41 am

With the amount of violence in video games, television and movies, children can be desensitized to the effects of violence.

It looks like schools might have the opportunity to educate students in this matter. The SB-552 bill that was recently approved by the Senate reads:

“Instruction in the area of social sciences may also include instruction on violence awareness, which may include a component drawn from personal testimony in the form of oral or video histories of individuals who were involved in violence awareness efforts that exemplify the economic and cultural effects of violence prevention efforts within a city, the state, and the country.”

If the bill passes, schools will have the option of integrating violence awareness and prevention into their teachings. 

What type of lessons would you like to see included in the curriculum?

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2 comments:

  • Jarred Ditmore posted at 10:17 am on Wed, May 22, 2013.

    JDitmore Posts: 2

    This is great news. This is a function that should be taking place in the home but for so many reasons (simple and complex) it should be reinforced throughout components of society (school, church groups etc). I can see this as being a great dynamic to help identify broader mental health needs or families that might need support with these functions themselves.

     
  • Ralph Womack posted at 10:36 am on Tue, May 21, 2013.

    Runnerdiver Posts: 1

    It is my hope that this bill passes. With the upcoming Common Core Standards, the emphasis will be on the how's and why's that our students come up with their answers to questions. Rather than memorizing, the intent is to get them to think and reason; sort of "cause and effect" thinking. Though the focus is on thinking about lessons in math and English Language arts, then later social sciences, the thought of being able to take this opportunity to also discuss life skills such as conflict resolution and violence prevention is exciting. These are discussions that need to be taking place in the home and reinforced in school because ultimately, the use of violence to resolve differences is a choice. When we model (as adults we should) the art of resolving conflict peacefully and also teach our children that art, we will be far ahead of the game. Many youth are expelled for violence that they use because they see that as a viable reaction to conflict. It is what they have learned. Children need to understand that conflict is normal but how we respond (vs. react) will make the difference as to outcome. I do not believe it is at all naive to think children can learn conflict resolution at a very young age and I think this bill helps in that effort. It was Ronald Reagan who said; "Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the state where conflict is handled peacefully",

     

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