Child Safety

The most aggressive, disruptive student in my class

I’m a grade four teacher in a major metropolitan city. I have a male in my class who draws pictures in which he is killing other students and teachers.

I’m concerned about the safety of children in our township

A girl in my son’s fifth grade class brought a knife to school because someone had been making fun of her.

What do you do about a bully who ignores adult intervention?

My son is on a sports team and one child seems to have it out for him even though my son doesn’t even know the child.

What are some signs that a student might be violent?

Are there any signs to look for if a student is going to kill someone or act out in violence?

What are your do’s and don’ts of placing information on a website?

Is there any information available about the do’s and don’ts of placing information on a website such as pictures, hobby info, personal info, and more?

Should I send my son to a camp where a counselor was accused of sexual misconduct?

The camp I chose for my four-year-old son had a great reputation. However, last summer a counselor was accused of sexual misconduct with a first-grader.

Our troubled 13-year-old is turning to violence . . .

Our 13-year-old son has been arrested for attempted assault on his father, and suspended from school for telling a student he was going to bring a gun to school and blow everyone away (he has no access to a gun).

What are your thoughts on spanking children as a form of discipline?

I am currently doing a paper about this issue and would appreciate your input.

Is it best to discourage my son from guns or to teach him how to use them properly?

I am the mother of a three-and-a-half-year-old boy. Many of his playmates have toy guns and other ‘‘violent’’ toys.

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