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RESPE PETRE “ TRESP ” ESPEC PECTR SCHOOL VIOLENCE IS A VERY REAL THING. IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE RESPECT FOR OURSELVES AND OTHERS.

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ADDIC VIOLENCE TION IS NEVER IS OK NOT COOL ADDIC TION WHAT IS SCHOOL VIOLENCE?

• Bullying • Slapping • Punching • Weapon use • Rape You can suffer serious injury, significant social and emotional damage, or even death. Students who start violent acts at school may continue to do more serious violence when they grow up.

WHAT CAUSES SCHOOL VIOLENCE?

The causes of school violence are complex and varied. Reasons why students are violent against others could include lack of attention from their parents, media influences—such as music lyrics, Hollywood movies, television programs, and video games—feelings of loneliness, due to being outcasted, rejected, or shunned by their peers. Another very important reason that causes violence to happen is lack of respect. This book is a perfect place to learn more respect.

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HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCHOOL VIOLENCE: 5,958

Every day 5,958 teenagers ages 10 to 24 fall victim to school violence.

30 %

An estimated 30 % of kids between 6th and 10th grade report being involved in bullying.

MOST

Most violence-related school deaths happen during transition times— before and after school and during lunch.

INJURIES

Violence-related school injuries create consequences that can be very hurtful and serious. They include cuts, bruises, broken bones, and gunshot wounds. Some injuries, like gunshot wounds, can lead to permenant damage.

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SOURCE: CENTERS FOR DISE ASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION


ADDIC WHAT TION IS IS NOT RESPECT? COOL ADDIC TION RESPECT IS BEING POLITE

Respect means looking at people when they are talking, listening to ideas that are different from yours, treating others the same way you want to be treated, and not to forcing others to do what they don’t want to do.

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ARE YOU A RESPECTFUL PERSON? YES

NO

I treat other people the way I want to be treated.

I work to solve problems without violence.

I am considerate of other people.

I never intentionally ridicule, embarrass, or hurt others.

I treat people with courtesy, and dignity.

I accept personal differences.

When you think of respect, who comes to mind first? Why?

Obama

Dad

Mom

Jonas Brothers

Demi Lovato

Myself

Others:

Why?

SOURCE: GOODCHARACTER.COM

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ADDIC WHAT TION NOW? IS NOT COOL ADDIC TION RESPECT EACH OTHER

We live in a diverse nation made up of many dif ferent cultures , languages , ethnicities , and backgrounds . That kind of variet y can make our lives more fun and interesting. However, if we want to get along with each other, we need to give respect . Believe it or not , having and giving respect is the key to reducing school violence. The next page lists some examples of disrespect. See if you have done this or have had this done to you.

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HAVE YOU DONE THESE TO OTHERS? YES

NO

Insult people or make fun of them.

Ignore other people’s feelings.

Talk about people behind their backs.

Don’t listen when others speak to you.

Force people to do things they don’t want to do.

Don’t consider other people’s likes and dislikes.

SOURCE: GOODCHARACTER.COM

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EXERCISE 1:

WHAT MAKES YOU “YOU”? 10

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WHY ARE YOU SPECIAL?

Having respect for others starts with having respect for yourself. Knowing what makes you so special is important because everybody is special in his or her own way. There is no such thing as an exact replica of you on earth ! We can’t expect others to be exactly like you, just as you will never be able to act or think the same exact way as other people. Write down what makes you unique.

I AM “ME” BECAUSE: 1. I was born in

2. I And it makes me

really well.

3. I have a sweet family, that

4. I dress

5. I smile

6. When I’m I feel like I am shining.

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INTERVIEW WITH RIHANNA I AM “ME” BECAUSE: 1. I was born in Saint Michael,Barbados. I love it there. 2. I dance really well. And it makes me confident in who I am.

3. I have a sweet family, that supports me a lot.

4. I dress how I feel in the moment.

5. I smile whenever I feel good!

6. When I’m working. I feel like I am shining.

7. I can sing for you guys! Thank you for loving me!

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EXERCISE 2:

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HOW CAN YOU SAY THINGS BETTER?

Practice respect by simply saying good words in your daily life. Do you feel good when people say “ thank you” to you? Then say it to people more often. When you do something wrong, say “sorry.” It may not make up for it, but it can decrease people’s anger and prevent serious conflicts. Here are some situations where it’s important to say things respectfully. We have given you a rude example for each situation. Can you come up with good solutions?

It’s very late at night, but your neighbor’s music is still very loud. You can’t sleep. You need to tell them to turn down the volume. How can you say it nicely? Rude: Hey! I can’t sleep, it’s late, and I’m gonna punch you in the face if you don’t turn it down. Nice:

You are in a hurry to use the bathroom at school, and the person inside is taking too long. Class is about to start, and you really need to go... How can you say it nicely? Rude: Hello? Can you hurry up? What’s taking you so long? Don’t you know there’s a lot of people waiting outside? (Keep knocking door heavily.) Nice:

Your friend borrowed your favorite game from you. It’s been two weeks and you want to play it again.... How can you say it nicely? Rude: Give me my game back right now! Nice:

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INTERVIEW WITH DEMI LOVATO

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It’s very late at night, but your neighbor’s music is still very loud. You can’t sleep. You need to tell them to turn down the volume. How can you say it nicely? Rude: Hey! I can’t sleep, it’s late, and I’m gonna punch you in the face if you don’t turn it down. Nice: I’m sorry to bother you, but it’s midnight and your music is a little too loud. Would you mind turning it down? —Demi

You are in a hurry to use the bathroom at school, and the person inside is taking too long. Class is about to start, and you really need to go... How can you say it nicely? Rude: Hello? Can you hurry up? What’s taking you so long? Don’t you know there’s a lot of people waiting outside? (Keep knocking door heavily.) Nice: Is there someone inside? (Then knock the door heavily.) Can you hurry up please? I really need to use the bathroom, thanks! —Demi

Your friend borrowed your favorite game from you. It’s been two weeks and you want to play it again.... How can you say it nicely? Rude: Give me my game back right now! Nice: Do you remember that game I lent you a couple weeks ago? Well, if you’re done, I would like to get it back. —Demi

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ADDIC WHAT TION WOULD IS NOT YOU DO? COOL ADDIC TION HOW TO SHOW RESPECT

Treating people with respect makes your world a nicer place to live in, whether it’s at home, at school, or out in your community. And it’s easy when you make it a habit. How would you show respect in the following situations?

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You and your two good friends are planning to spend a day at a park. One of them wants to invite another kid who’s new in school. Another one doesn’t want to hang out with this person because he/she is a nerd. What would you do to show your respect?

During class, the teacher is speaking in the front of the classroom, but there are a few students talking by themselves and not listening. Their talking is getting louder and noiser. What would you do to show respect to the teacher?

He always makes fun of you. You believe he doesn’t deserve your respect. But how can you be the “better” person and show you respect? What would you do?

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MAYBE MAYBE THE THE BIBLE BIBLE CAN HELP. CAN IT SAYS: HELP. IT EVERYBODY DESERVES RESPECT

“He/she doesn’t deserve my respect.” It’s normal to feel this way, yet it isn’t the attitude God wants us to have. We can be aware of others’ faults, and there may be times when we need to confront sin, yet the Bible tells us that we need to maintain an attitude of respect for everybody. For example, there is a story in the Bible 1 Samuel 26. “But the LORD forbid that I should lay a hand on the LORD’S anointed.” (1 Samuel 26:11) God wants you to respect your girlfriend or boyfriend, parent, classmates or others because of their role in your life.

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E RESPECT OTHERS’ DESIRE TO BE GOOD PEOPLE.

Your friends may make decisions that you think are foolish. They may be lazy and forgetful. Yet chances are good they want to be good people and do the right thing. You can respect the desire of someone’s heart even if you are disappointed by his or her actions.

ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OTHERS HAVE WEAKNESSES.

Everyone is imperfect. Be careful not to let their failures erode your respect for their good qualities.

EVERYBODY IS MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.

The Bible says, “For in the image of God has God made m a n .” ( G e n e s i s 9 : 6 ) Wh e t h e r o r n o t s o m e o n e i s a Christian, honor him or her as God’s creation.

LOOK FOR THINGS THAT YOU CAN RESPECT.

Yo u c a n f i n d s o m e t h i n g t o r e s p e c t i n e v e r y b o d y i f y o u l o o k hard enough.

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Z WHAT’S MORE?

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RESPECT EVERYONE 1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone. Leviticus 19:3 Each of you must respect his mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 19:32 Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. Leviticus 19:33–34 When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. Romans 13:7 Give everyone what you owe him: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. 1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Philippians 2:4–5 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Leviticus 19:13 Do not defraud your neighbor or rob him.


SHOW YOUR RESPECT IN SAYING AND ACTING 1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:10–11 For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Leviticus 19:18 Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. 1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 1 Thessalonians 5:12–13 Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

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