Viktor Lescenia

Nyborg, Denmark

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Viktor Lescenia
Posted over 3 years ago
Pepper Spray in Schools, used by Security Guards. Good or Bad?
Now I myself wasn't a good student, I would always get in trouble for doing silly stuff at school and the school authorities would always try to punish me and show their dominance which made rebel even more. By the 10th grade, the school advised me to transfer to another school or I would simply get kicked out. What I did instead was apply to a school in Denmark, since I knew they were much more liberal. I got accepted and now I am in my final year of IB diploma. I have absolutely no trouble with school staff, I am also the IB president and earn money to support myself by tutoring other kids. So my point is that forcing authority is never fruitful. Best case scenario you will get a bunch of no opinion zombie graduates. And if there is a problem of violence at school chances are teachers are one of the factors causing the problem. Anyone can beat a child for misbehaving,that doesn't take any education. However listening to them, letting them open up and express themselves now that takes a good teacher and a professional school.
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Viktor Lescenia
Posted over 3 years ago
Pepper Spray in Schools, used by Security Guards. Good or Bad?
"Nobody brings knives to schools" Could I ask where you are getting your information? I don't have any official source for this statement. This wasn't some scientific statement I was trying to give. My point was,as I tried to explain later, that if you do actually have kids bringing knives or guns to school then the school is not worthy of its license. And what I was trying to explain is that violence and oppression aren't the solution to this problem. Instead of bringing the violence to the streets as you suggested, I would rather tackle the issues that are causing this behavior in the first place. And while I do believe that competitiveness is rooted deeply in human, especially male nature ,I would strongly disagree that same can be said about hurting each other. And I am not just theorizing. My arguments are mainly based on my own experience. I have been raised in an Eastern European country called Lithuania, there's a lot violence in our schools. School fights are very common thing and do sometimes lead to people being hospitalized. I know that if a person wants to show his dominance he will not submit to any authority. However I also know there's a reason people try to dominate others. First of all it's the environment in which the're raised. It's usually the kids that don't have anything to do after school and spend their days on the streets looking for trouble. Second reason is that the school hierarchy( higher grade students being above lower grade students) is generally accepted at schools.
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Viktor Lescenia
Posted over 3 years ago
Pepper Spray in Schools, used by Security Guards. Good or Bad?
I can't believe I am reading this discussion on TED. Seriously, do you even realize what you are discussing? Using pepper spray at schools? Do you imagine how kids should feel going to school where they will be watched by guards with weapons that can be used on them? This is hands down the most absurd thing I have ever read on TED. First of all, what kind of schools are we talking about? Nobody brings knives to schools. A school fight is a fist fight at worst. Now if you do actually have children bringing knives and guns to school where they stab, shoot and rape each other, do you honestly believe that hiring a security officer that will spray pepper gas in their face will magically solve the problem? Don't you think these children would simply do the same thing in the streets? Hiring security guards and allowing them to use the pepper spray is not addressing the problem of violence at the school at all. If you really have serious violence at school you should learn what is causing such behavior and try solving the real problem rather than just adding fuel to fire.