Thursday, February 14, 2008

Children and school safety

Schools are where children spend much of their time. Their friends are there and this is where they learn to live in the general society as they interact with people outside their kin. Because children are vulnerable, we need to ensure that they are protected both from within and from outside. Feeling safe from harm and danger at school is important, but violence, bullying and the like can disrupt that. I believe we can begin to deal with the root cause and at least reduce the incidence of bullying and we should begin by dealing with the bullies and that which makes them bullies in the first place. Any ideas? Have you ever been bullied or described as a bully?