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  HOW TO CONTROL VIOLENCE
 

How to Control the Growing Violence in Our Society

There are different forms of violence. There can be physical violence or verbal violence. There can be external violence or internal violence. Any violence at any level is alwayswrong. Violence will never give anybody  the desired effect. .Most of us understand that physical violence is wrong. We are taught at an early age that we should not hit or hurt our siblings or our friends. And, yet in many cases parents will slap their children to punish them.They indirectly  teach them that it is all right for the stronger to use physical violence on the weaker. Most studies show that there are better ways to discipline our children than hitting. "Experts say counselling them is the right way to keep thm away from violence.
 
- Bala chindambara
 
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Occupational Violence

There often will be several control measures to address  particular forms of violence. Some may be easier to establish than others, some may be used in combination and some may be more effective than others. The introduction of new ways of managing violent and threatening behaviour will be easier and more effective if workers are actively involved in choosing and carrying out changes.Violent incidents can, in some instances, be prevented by eliminating direct contact between workers and aggressors.
 
- Priyadharshini
 
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Terrorism!!!!!!!!!!

"Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of compulsion."

The word "terrorism" is politically and emotionally charged, Terrorist attacks are usually carried out in such a way as to maximize the severity and length of the psychological impact. Studies have found over 100 definitions of "terrorism". Terrorist attacks are usually carried out in such a way as to maximize the severity and length of the psychological impact. Each act of terrorism is a "performance" devised to have an impact on many large audience. Terrorists also attack national symbols, to show power and to attempt to shake the foundation of the country or society they are opposed to.

Terrorism is not new, and even though it has been used since the beginning of recorded history it can be relatively hard to define. Terrorism has been described variously as both a policy and a plan a crime and a holy duty; Obviously, a lot depends on whose point of view is being represented. Terrorism has often been an effective tactic for the weaker side in a clash. There are three perspectives of terrorism: the terrorist's, the victim's, and the general public's. The phrase "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" is a view terrorists themselves would accept. Terrorists do not see themselves as evil. They believe they are lfighting for what they believe in, by whatever means possible. A victim of a terrorist act sees the terrorist as a criminal with no regard for human life. The general public's view is the most unstable. Terrorism is not new. Indeed, in some respects, that what is today known as terrorism predates by millennia the modern term used to describe it. This is not to say that the act of terrorism has remained static. To achieve this objective, we have focused on presenting information, and not our own analysis. As a result you will discover information from a variety of open sources including Governments, NGOs, Academics and professionals. Each may have their own point of view, and we hope that this approach will inform the discussion, rather than act as advocate for any point of view...
 
- Anitha Priya & Divya
 
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The Seven Steps of Non-Violence Action

  1. Remain Calm and Gather Information:
    In order to understand the issue or problem facing us. we must first research, investigate and gather vital information that will increase your understanding of the problem. we should also know about other persons feelings.
  2. Education:
    It is essential to inform others about our issues. This minimizes misunderstandings, gains our support and assistance.
  3. Personal Commitment:
    Prepare ourself to accept suffering, in necessary, in our quest to solve the problem.
  4. Negotiation:
    Control emotional outbursts--they only compromise our strength and position.
  5. Direct Action:
    Used to morally force the opponent to work with us in resolving the injustices. Direct action imposes a "creative tension" into the conflict. Most people will change their behavior once they know that we are aware and determined to make things right.
  6. Reconciliation:
    Nonviolence does not seek to defeat the opponent, but to seek his/her understanding. It is directed against evil systems, policies and acts, not against persons.
  7. Final Preparation:
    Prepare yourself to live each day using techniques of nonviolence. If ill will or physical harm confronts you, protect yourself, vacate the premises, but refrain from initiating harsh or threatening language or violent reactions. Promptly report unprovoked attacks to your parents, teachers and law enforcement authorities.Stay Calm!
 
- Abirami & Divya
 
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