ERIC Number: ED433495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec-8
Reference Count: N/A
Violent Images, Violent Acts: What Can Schools and Students Do?
Futernick, Ken; Arnstine, Barbara; Hodson, Timothy A.; Ostgaard, Kolleen
This document is a publication for the tenth televised Town Hall Meeting of The LegiSchool Project, an educational collaboration between California State University, Sacramento and the California State Legislature. The purpose of the meeting was to consider what laws and public policies are needed to protect young people from violence--both real and imaginary. The first selection of readings in the document provides background for policy issues under consideration. Focus is placed on society's rights to freedom and how those may be compromised by restrictions aimed at preventing violence. The readings in part two encourage participants to consider the merits of legislation for school safety and student security, the influence of the media and questions of control or censorship, and how to protect young people on the Internet. The work contains numerous newspaper articles, critical thinking questions, and essay ideas for students. An appendix lists legislation recently passed in these areas. (GCP)
Descriptors: Censorship, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Mass Media Effects, Public Policy, School Security, Social Environment, State Legislation, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Rights, Victims of Crime, Violence
Senate Publications, 1020 N St., Room B-53, Sacramento, CA 95814 (Publication #0974-S, $3.50 plus tax and shipping and handling; make check or money order payable to "Senate Rules Committee").
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Sacramento.; California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate.