Unfortunately, pinpointing the causes of teen violence is not as simple as pointing to a video game or taking away a gun.
There are many causes of teen violence, and most teen violence takes place without guns, in the form of fights and bullying away from school (1).
Don’t let this hiccup stop you from making change in your community!
Violence in our world today is all around our kids, in the media, in our communities and even in our schools.
” or “How do you feel after watching so many people get injured? If your child has been violent or a victim of violence, provide them with a safe place to express their feelings. If needed, give them factual information to dispel any misconceptions.
Give information at age appropriate levels and put events into context.
Tune in to your child’s feelings and encourage them to discuss what they’ve seen and heard.