Baking a cake and preventing bullying have more in common than you may think.
If you were going to bake a cake, you would start by finding your favorite cake recipe (and there are hundreds of them to choose from). Based on how serious you are about making a great cake, you can choose a simple recipe or a more complex recipe.
Similarly, if you were going to prevent bullying, most schools start by finding their favorite bully prevention “recipe /program” (and there are hundreds of them to choose from). Based on how serious you are about preventing bullying, you can choose a simple program or a more comprehensive program.
You can find “recipes / programs” in books. You can buy “recipes / programs” online. You can even listen to your favorite expert and purchase their “best recipe / program”.
But just finding/buying your favorite “recipe” for baking a cake or preventing bullying does not mean you instantly have a cake or a safe learning environment.
To bake a cake you need to get all the right ingredients and the right tools to measure the right amounts and mix them together in the right order and bake the cake at the right temperature for the right amount of time… and then you need the right frosting to create a great cake.
To prevent bullying you need all the right ingredients and the right tools to measure awareness, accountability and share all the right information with the right people in the right places at the right time…so the right people can do the right things and prevent preventable incidents like bullying (as well as cyber bullying, suicides, mass shootings, drugs, alcohol, child abuse, sex abuse, depression, etc.) and create a safer and more positive learning environment.
To find out if your school has all the right tools and ingredients to build a safer and more positive learning environment, schedule a free 30 minute consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org.