Bullying Prevention

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The topic of bullying prevention and school safety is the focus of my inquiry. The issue of bullying and safely in schools involves the school environment, student interactions, and the way negative actions disrupt personal and social development. School bullying presents one of the greatest psychological and physical health risks to children in society today. School safety is a top worldwide priority and a key area of academic success. Prevention of school violence is crucial and it begins with understanding the issue itself. As school bullying is a very relevant and significant issue faced by many around the world, I am really interested in how these issues are being faced and treated as of today, and discovering what can be done to help …show more content…
This solution, much like the solution previously discussed regarding the zero tolerance policy, has both proponents and opponents for various reasons. While looking at the proponents’ side, we notice that the model can create an environment in which all children feel welcomed and valued in the classroom, which creates comfort with diversity, and understanding of differences among us all that represents the world as a whole. Proponents believe this model can allow everyone to form relationships and build connections between lives. The model promotes honesty about challenging topics and supports asking questions respectfully and listening well to answers, and provides smoother transitions into the complexities of adulthood. Through this classroom model, proponent argue that children learn to help one another mutually through peer support, which avoids bullying, teasing, and exclusion, and creates a positive atmosphere, which is important as “students will remember only some of what you taught them but everything about how they felt.” Despite this being a possible solution, there are opponents to this model, who claim that the inclusion classroom model can be disruptive to learning. The opponents believe that teachers are likely to express struggle and frustration, or that teachers …show more content…
Schools develop a policy on bullying prevention and intervention. A possible policy should consists of defining unacceptable behaviors and imposing their consequences when occurred (suspensions, expulsions, etc.) consistently by using consistent terminology to hold students accountable for all the various forms of bullying. The schools should anticipate and avoid dangerous situations by saturating the school’s atmosphere with anti-bullying messages and incentive, and determining high-risk locations for bullying and actively monitoring these areas (hallways, playgrounds, etc.) accordingly. Involving everyone in the community including parents to create a sense of togetherness is important. Teachers need to take into account certain measure as well. Emphasizing the importance of respect and dignity for everyone inside and outside the classroom regardless of differences can be achieved through the establishment of a code of conduct. Teachers should speak out and deal with disruptions such as verbal abuse and address them correctly and immediately, before it escalates. Teachers should always model appropriate behavior, and positively reinforce apologies and appreciations. Explaining the importance of being responsible by reporting bullying incidents to adults and always behaving ethically and avoiding the bystander effect. Offering incentives for positive behavior and role playing situations of bullying to

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