10 Essential Ways to Prevent Bullying; Through Education
● 1. Work to improve educational and economic opportunities for low-income youth.
● 2. Help students realize that education is the key to a better future. Many are overwhelmed with our age of information. help students discern and understand “why” when making academic, career, and life choices.
● 3. Show students how to make informed career decisions by introducing them to the self- discovery process. They will explore and identify their values, preferences, interests, skills, desires, and dreams.
● 4. Help Students understand the importance of the self-awareness process and how it’s involved in formulating career choices.
● 5. Show students how to make informed decisions using knowledge of current events and trends that are effecting the life/career planning process. This information will empower students to create realistic “smart” objectives to reach their goals and live out their dreams.
● 6. Help students understand how the market/economy cycles effects the “Life Career Planning Process.” This knowledge provides students with information that is paramount to the academic/career planing process. This process nurtures students understanding regarding the realities of life and gives them the confidence to stay in school by knowing the advantages and the need to achieve an education.
● 7. Bridge the socioeconomic divide between affluent communities and disenfranchised populations, and improve the delivery of educational services to the underserved.
● 8. Provide leadership trainings to advocate on behalf of the underserved populations
to enhance educational institutions.
● 9. Produce public events including; music concerts, film festivals, internet, radio, You Tube channels, and public television, to champion underserved students and their cause.
● 10. Address and reduce gang violence and youth incarceration by building coalitions for community strength, self-sustainability and wellness, Share leadership models for youth to become empowered young adults.
Ali, Radwan, and Padua
Bullying Digest 2011