Role of teachers in combating school violence

Teachers play an important role in curbing school violence as they are second parents of the children. A number of steps need to be taken by the teachers to eliminate this problem.


In the past, schools were considered to be safe. However, with the rise in school violence the schools are not safe anymore. The menace of school violence has resulted in disruption of learning process of the children. Violent kids are damaging the future of their schoolmates apart from destroying their own future as well. As per a report of the Department of Education and CDC the menace of school violence is most prevalent in kids aged between 12 to 18 years. This problem has become common in schools all over the world.


The teachers, parents and schools have responsibility of reducing violence in schools. A number of steps can be taken by the teachers in eliminating the problem of school violence.


  1. Providing love and affection: Violent behavior in kids can be eliminated easily by providing them proper love and affection. To prevent worsening of the situation in future, timely and effective steps must be taken immediately.                                      
  2. Counseling: Students can be given counseling by their teachers. It can remove and type of stress or anger in kids. Further, uncertainty about careers can be tackled by providing them with proper career counseling. Thus it can engage the kids in positive thinking rather than indulging in negative thoughts and thus prevent them from taking part in such activities.                                                                                                     
  3. Strict action: Strict action must be taken against kids indulging in violence in schools. It can act as an effective deterrent for others who indulge in such activities. Such incidents can be easily eliminated by taking timely and strict action.                                                                                                                                  
  4. Meditation: The students must be taught meditation by the teachers. It helps the body and soul to relax. This provides a soothing effect to the mind.                                 
  5. Providing training to teachers: Trainings related to child psychology must be provided to the teachers, as trained teachers can be helpful to the students.                                 
  6. The teachers should encourage one-to-one discussions with students. This would help building of trust between the teachers and students and students can be helped in much effective way as the teachers can learn about the issues troubling the students and timely help can be provided to the students.                                           
  7. The students must be given tasks taking into account their capabilities. A student in need must be helped by the teachers.                                                                                       
  8. Anger management classes: Anger management classes can be provided to the students. Such classes help students to control their anger and hence contain violence in them.                                                                                                 
  9. Conflict resolution classes: Students can be provided conflict resolution classes. Such classes teach students ways of resolving disputes in peaceful manner.                    
  10. Monitoring: The students should be constantly monitored by the teachers. In case of anything improper, a discussion should be held with the student and if needed, with the parents as well.                                                                                                           

Teachers are the second parents of the kids. Thus they should make efforts to eliminate or at least reduce violence among kids.