By Marcel Lebrun
The unhappy truth is that many youths and kids don't feel secure both in school or at domestic. lately, there were raises in bullying, instructor attack, and student-to-student actual altercations. approximately each university baby has witnessed violence in class firsthand. the hunt for solutions as to why little ones use violence needs to be an ongoing dialog that demanding situations the myths and perceptions round the factor of faculty and private violence. meant for educators and oldsters, Books, Blackboards, and Bullets specializes in key concerns for identity of faculty shooters and shootings. whereas explaining components that raise the likeliness of scholar violence, Marcel Lebrun introduces many various views that could be potent in operating with afflicted populations in our faculties. He presents many techniques for facing tough or violent youths, empowering educators to behave to avoid tuition shootings. The publication additionally presents checklists and overview instruments for comparing attainable risks in addition to a listing of assets that educators can use of their day-by-day work.
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Adolescents in general may be moody, reactive, hyper, withdrawn, and emotional. So how do parents know that their child is being bullied and what can they do about it? The list below includes some suggestions for parents to use if they are dealing with an adolescent who may be a target of electronic bullying. This list is not exhaustive, but includes recommendations of starting points or interventions that may lead to ending the bullying. 48 / Chapter 4 Parents 1. Communicate. Keep everyone talking about what is happening on the computer and cell phones.
Do not speak directly to the bullying child. 6. If speaking with the parents of the bully, be careful in the approach; this may turn violent, as many parents of bullies are bullies themselves. 7. Do not encourage your child to become aggressive and strike back. 8. Teach your child to be assertive and to use humor if appropriate. 9. Be patient—conflict between children is rarely solved overnight. 10. Spend time with your child to process the emotions and situations. 11. Help your child develop new interests or strengthen existing talents and skills that help develop and improve self-esteem.
These checklists are to be used to begin the discussion around the issues that may be facing certain individuals within our school populations. The discussions that may occur around the findings of the checklists may lead to proactive psychological and social interventions for a child. After a violent incident has taken place, retracing an offender’s past and identifying clues that in retrospect could have been signs of danger can yield significant, useful information. However, even clues that appear to help interpret past events should not be taken as predictors of similar events in the future.