Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 8: Violence Prevention

Student Web Activities - Teacher Content

Lesson 1

  1. Types of violence committed by and against young people in America include child abuse, sexual abuse, gang violence, hate violence, rape, and murder.

  2. Schools are developing intervention programs aimed at detecting child abuse. Such programs are integrated within school systems and offer children and youth a safe haven to turn to when a crisis occurs.

  3. Communities can offer volunteer opportunities for youth, neighborhood crime watch programs and mentor programs.

  4. Parents and caregivers can monitor the time children spend online. Young people can learn to safeguard personal information and be aware of online safety rules.

  5. The National Center for Victims of Crime works to make sure all crime victims get the assistance and information they need.
Additional Resources for Teachers

On the Web sites below, you will learn some practical activities that teens can get involved in that will help them stay safe.

  1. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention:
  2. National Youth Network:
  3. U.S. Department of Jusitice:
  4. Arts and Performance for Prevention:
Lesson 3

  1. Bullying is a series of repeated, intentionally cruel incidents, involving the same children, in the same bully and victim roles.

  2. Bullying :

  3. a. Occurs between two people who are not friends.
    b. Occurs when there is a power difference between the bully and the victim.
    c. Occurs when the intention of the bully is to put the victim in some kind of distress.

  4. The four kinds of bullies are:

  5. a. Action-oriented physical bullies.
    b. Verbal-oriented bullies who use words to cause distress.
    c. Relational bullies who try to convince their peers to exclude or reject a certain person.
    d. Reactive bullies who go back and forth between bullies and victims.

  6. People who bully:

  7. a. Have greater than average aggressive behavior patterns.
    b. Have the desire to dominate peers.
    c. Have the need to feel in control, to win.
    d. Have no sense of remorse for hurting another child .
    e. Refuse to accept responsibility for their behavior.

  8. Three reasons for taking action to stop bullying are:

  9. a. Many bullies become criminals.
    b. Victims of repeated bullying sometimes see suicide as their only escape.
    c. The emotional scars from bullying can last a lifetime.

Additional Resources for Teachers

Below are some additional resources on bullying. Try having students brainstorm about ways they can implement an anti-bullying campaign at their school.

  1. Safe School Ambassadors:
  2. Don't Suffer in Silence:
  3. Bullying.org:
  4. Cyber Bullying:
  5. Anti-Bullying:
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