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  • "He who seeks revenge should remember to dig two graves."

    Chinese proverb

  • I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

  • "Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper."

    Robert Frost

  • "The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out."

    Chinese Proverb

  • "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds"

    Albert Einstein

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    Archived violence and related stories in the media

    Schools demand 'biblical right to smack children'. Private Christian schools in the UK must be allowed to smack pupils with parents' consent, the Court of Appeal has heard. Forty schools, spearheaded by the Christian Fellowship School in Liverpool, want a change in the law to allow them to use corporal punishment. Their attempt to challenge legislation banning smacking in schools by claiming it did not apply to independents was rejected by the High Court last year ...More from Ananova

    NSPCC launches campaign to stop parents from smacking toddlers. One of the billboard posters appearing at 2,000 sites in England, Wales and Ulster "shows a little boy bullying a schoolmate," says The Sun. "Its caption reads: Unfortunately, hitting your children does teach them a lesson." But in The Scotsman, The Christian Institute warns that the legal ban on smacking north of the border "would soak up vital police resources on trivial cases" ...More from What The Papers Say

    Risk posed by aggressive pupils. UK teachers demand schools carry out "risk assessments" of pupils with behavioural problems, to protect other pupils and staff. ...More from the BBC

    Child soldiers to swap guns for PCs. Child soldiers in Sierra Leone are to be offered the chance to hand in their guns for computers. A Sierra Leonean entrepreneur, Francis Steven George, is planning to set up a vocational training centre to teach computer and programming skills to the former rebels ...More from the BBC

    New justice system guide for UK schools. Judges have launched a guide aimed at explaining the justice system to schoolchildren. The Lord Chancellor's Department aims to increase the number of educational court trips. The plan is to make pupils understand how justice works for criminals, victims and witnesses ...More from Ananova

    Special orders curbing pupils. Schools are finding that the threat of special orders intended for aggressive adults can work in taming unruly pupils ...More from the BBC

    'Majority' oppose smacking plan. Most parents in Scotland are opposed to plans to ban the smacking of toddlers, a survey suggests ...More from the BBC

    Officials eye high-tech school bus tracking. Authorities recently spent hours searching for a school bus that disappeared from its route in Pennsylvania. Frightened parents gathered to wait for word on their children, but the search turned up nothing ...More from USA Today

    "UK schools must expel bullies." A crackdown on violence and yob culture in schools will be launched by ministers next week in an admission that the Government’s softly-softly approach has failed ...More from the Times

    Keeping a Who's-Naughty List. London police unveil a database program to track misbehaving children, ostensibly to head off future criminal behavior. Critics call it "profiling gone mad" ...More from Wired News

    Liberia's president brandishes the rod. President Charles Taylor of Liberia administers 10 lashes to his daughter in front of her classmates to deter improper behaviour. ...More from the BBC

    Smacking still legal, parents told. Health Minister Jacqui Smith defends the government's decision not to outlaw the smacking of children in England and Wales ...More from the BBC

    Bible gives schools right to smack, court told. A group of teachers and parents are launching a High Court battle for the right to smack pupils. They say that corporal punishment is part of the Christian doctrine. And they argue their human rights are being breached by not being able to practise their religion ...More from Ananova

    Explaining death and suffering to children. In the days following the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, even very young children asked questions like, "Why does God allow so much suffering in the world? Why does he allow poverty, war, and evil? Is God powerless? Is the devil stronger than God?" Although such thoughts may never even occur to some children, they will cause considerable worry to others ...More from - Internal Article

    Scotland bans smacking youngsters. There has been a mixed reaction by children's charities to a decision by the Scottish Executive to ban parents from smacking youngsters below the age of three. They said the new Scottish Executive proposals were "unworkable" and "do not go far enough" to stamp out physical violence against children ...More from ITN

    Church teaches how to 'correct' babies. A Canadian church is under investigation after launching a guide to beating children who are naughty. The parenting guide belonging to the Church of God, in Aylmer, says babies as young as six months old can be punished ...More from Ananova

    Hundreds hurt during annual stone-throwing festival. Thousands of Indian villagers have celebrated an annual festival by throwing stones at each other. Nearly 250 people were injured during the Pashann Pud stone-throwing event near Nainital in Uttar Pradesh. Doctors report mainly head and eye injuries ...More from Ananova

    Fears 'keep children indoors' UK children are becoming "couch prisoners", as the fear of being bullied or knocked over by a car stops them playing outside, charities warn ...More from the BBC

    London gang leaders turn on violence. Former gang leaders who carry scars from their violent playground battles are being used to try to deter other children from violence. They are promoting a new anti-violence course which has been piloted at three schools in the London borough of Tower Hamlets over the past year. The scheme, called simply the Non-Violence Project, is now being made available to schools across Britain ...More from the BBC

    Two boys, a paper gun and a heap of trouble. When 8-year-old Hamadi Alston pointed a paper gun at his classmates and announced, "I'm going to kill you all," he said he was only playing cops and robbers. But his words launched him and a classmate on a grim trip through the juvenile justice system ...More from the Washington Post

    Pupil, 5, expelled after attack. Teachers in Wales have condemned violence against colleagues after a five-year-old boy was banned from school for punching a care worker. The boy who sparked the incident in Cardiff is thought to be one of the youngest to be excluded in this way ...More from the BBC

    Stranger than fiction. When a Canadian schoolboy was jailed after reading out his violent story in class, the country's best-known authors rallied to his defence. But with rumours of bullying and death threats surfacing, could there be more to this saga... More from the Financial Times

    Will the Hatemongers Survive?. Extremist groups are distancing themselves from violent acts by utilizing a strategy in which individuals are encouraged to do their dirty work for them. The Internet's role in this mess looms large... More from Wired News

    Tony Blair says crime and education will be priorities for the next Labour term. "At least four UK government policy papers on education, crime, the high-tech revolution and culture will be published over the next few weeks," says The Times, reporting on a cabinet meeting in which Mr Blair set out his plan to counter flak from the Mandelson affair... More from What The Papers Say

    Once in school, they'll learn to hate each other. In theory, prejudice has no place in the classroom. In practice, according to a new UK study, that is precisely where it breeds... More from the Guardian

    Judge Upholds Video Game Ban. A federal judge backs an Indianapolis ordinance banning kids from playing violent video games without parental consent. More from Wired News

    Media Violence in the Hot Seat. Democrat and Republican lawmakers join in excoriating the entertainment industry for peddling violence to children... More from Wired News

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  • A.M.A. American Mediacl Association Violence Prevention Web Site
  • Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools
  • Center for the Prevention of School Violence
  • Child Save - Digital Imaging and Profiles of Children
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights - Internal Link
  • Columbine Research Task Force CRTF Columbine Shooting
  • Commission on Domestic Violence
  • Coping with School Violence Family Education Network
  • Explaining terrorism to a child - Internal Link
  • Family Education - Coping with School Violence
  • Family Violence
  • Institute for the Study of Antisocial Behaviour in Youth USA
  • Institute on School Violence
  • Justice Information Center Victims of Domestic and Family Violence NCJRS
  • Juvenile School Violence
  • Keep Schools Safe - National Association of Attorneys General
  • Keeping Schools and Communities Safe US Department of Education
  • Law Resources - Internal Link
  • Midwest Gang Investigators Association
  • Mothers Against Gang Wars - MAGW
  • Multi-Agency Gang Task Force
  • National Alliance for Safe Schools
  • National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
  • National PTA Violence Prevention Kit
  • National Resource Center for Safe Schools
  • National School Safety Center
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Orange County Family Violence Council
  • Please Stop the Violence student message boards
  • Practical Tools For School Safety
  • Preventing Violence in Schools
  • Prevention of Gang Activity at School
  • Problem-Kid Problem-Solver
  • Rape and Incest Information - Internal Link
  • Raven Days Surviving Bullying
  • Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program U.S. Dept. of Education
  • Safe Schools Coalition
  • Safe School Planning - Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence CSPV
  • Safe Schools and Violence Prevention Office California
  • Safe Schools for the 21st Century
  • Safety and Violence in United States Schools
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  • School Violence - Secondary School Educators Links
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  • School Violence Resources - Learning Exchange
  • School Violence Virtual Library
  • Security on Campus
  • Senator Byrd's Resources for School Safety
  • StopSchoolViolence.Com
  • Student Pledge Against Gun Violence
  • Stopping School Violence National Crime Prevention Council
  • Student Pride - Gay-straight alliances USA
  • Student Safety
  • Teaching the at-risk male sexual abuse victim - Internal Link
  • Television, Violence, and Children
  • The Family Violence Prevention Fund
  • The Murder of Oneself - Internal Link
  • The Right to Life? - Internal Link
  • Violence in the Schools
  • Violence Prevention
  • Violence Prevention Videos -At Risk
  • Violence, Homicide and Suicide Prevention in American Schools
  • Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Washington Youth and Family Violence Prevention
  • Yahoo! News on School Violence pages on bullying:

    1. What is bullying?
    2. What can be done? Includes links to other useful sites
    3. Print out our Help Sheet for parents, teachers and carers
    4. Print out a questionnaire for children to answer
    5. Print out and colour an Ed and Kate cartoon about bullying
    6. 5 Star recommended books about bullying
    7. Adult Bullying Book - The Bully at Work


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