Children and teens have a wide variety of things to maneuver around in life as they grow up, but bullying shouldn’t be one of them. Two essential learning areas for children of all ages are educational and social growth. While most parents and educators try to focus on their child’s education skills, one of the most important life skills children can obtain is respectful social skills.
Integration and Self Esteem
While childhood offers many wonderful chances to advance not all places where children get education and socialization are healthy. To ensure that children grow up in healthy environments, they must have positive places to experience new things and grow.
One of the most important ways to create a safe place for children to grow and thrive is by ensuring they are learning and socializing in respectful environments for people of all races and backgrounds. That means there needs to be strong stances against bullying with a zero-tolerance anti-bullying policies in their schools and programs they participate in. Educators, administrators, coaches, and program directors need to stop turning a blind eye to bullying behavior and create healthy environments that foster respect for every student and participant.
One of the best ways to ensure bullying is prevented in childhood environments is by exposing the bullying at the core while encouraging respect as a mandate and enforcement against bullying. This should include reporting of bullying both in school and on social network platforms.
If you are looking at a great way to get involved in anti-bullying programs, “I-SHOUT-OUT ” is a global platform for anyone wanting to speak out against intolerance, injustice, racism, or bullying, and you can learn more about their project at www.i-shout-out.org.