What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “teen violence”? Is it school shootings? Is it robbery or theft? Is it teen on teen violence?

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What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “teen violence”? Is it school shootings? Is it robbery or theft? Is it teen on teen violence?


Teen violence is not limited to just one sort of activity but it includes many such as school shootings, fighting, bullying, gang violence, and suicide. Teen violence stems from many issues but more times than not it stems from the behavior of friends and classmates. Violence can be defined as the act of purposely hurting someone. Based upon that definition, violence doesn’t have to necessarily involve physical contact. Acting violently may involve intentionally saying hurtful things to someone. Teens who demonstrate violent behavior are in need of help and may be trying to reach out for it through their actions. If you notice a friend or classmate displaying violent characteristics, it may be safer to get an adult involved instead of trying to confront that individual alone.


– Dyanne