A special thanks to Sarah Fudin for the “School Bullying Outbreak” infographic below raising awareness and providing facts about bullying methods, bullying consequences and preventative measures. Once you have reviewed this educational graphic, please scroll down to see our “Next Steps” for bullying prevention.
Via MAT@USC: Masters in Teaching
Like Sarah points out in her blog, we all believe schools should be a safe place for students where they can learn without fear or apprehension. Yet the “School Bullying Outbreak” infographic reveals bullying problems and alarming personal consequences are creating lots of fear and challenges for students, schools, parents and communities too.
And bullying and cyberbullying challenges are not just causing problems in classrooms in the U.S.A.; challenges and dangerous trends exist in schools all around the globe….Why?
Safe learning environments should be created in schools and classrooms, yet dangerous and alarming trends continue to cause major problems in schools and classrooms? Why?
Tragic incidents, suicides, lawsuits, federal investigations and settlements continue to reveal how schools are struggling to “build and maintain” a safe learning environment in the 21st century…Why?
The simple answer is because schools, students, parents and community resources are “not EQUIPPED to build and maintain” a safe learning environment in 21st century.
For example, the “School Bullying Outbreak” infographic lists prevention methods like anti-bullying programs, intervening in aggressive interaction between students, enforcing rules and behavior management in the detection and diffusion of bullying, implementing a school-wide anti-bullying policy and rallying parents and staff together to be vigilant.
These are all good ideas that sound good too, but…
Schools, staff, students, parents, safety teams, bus drivers, counselors, law enforcement and other community resources are NOT EQUIPPED to:
- Build and maintain a safe learning environment in the 21st century
- Monitor anti-bullying programs
- Intervene between aggressive interaction between students and track the situation
- Enforce rules because of the lack of accountability
- Enforce behavior management
- Detect and diffuse bullying and other hostile activities
- Implement a school-wide anti-bullying policy
- Rally parents and staff together
Schools, staff, students, parents, safety teams, bus drivers, counselors, law enforcement and other community resources are NOT EQUIPPED with 21st century tools to ensure situational awareness and accountability with audit-ready, legal-ready and real-time documentation at the individual-level.
Lessons learned have exposed 20th century tools – binders, intranets, e-mails, annual training, memos, assemblies, policies, plans, programs, etc. – as “blueprints” and not tools. Individuals need to be “EQUIPPED” with tools to build, monitor, intervene, enforce, detect, implement, rally, connect-the-dots and prevent preventable incidents such as bullying, cyberbullying, dropouts, depression, suicides, violence, substance abuse, criminal records and other preventable consequences.
To learn more about EQUIPPING your school, click here.