There are several different groups that have been formed in schools, as well as online, where kids are taking action and standing up to bullying. These types of peer groups are doing an excellent job of bullying prevention. You may be able to help start a group of kids against bullying in your own school.
Many bullying prevention programs exist. Perhaps the most well known group is the Olweus bullying prevention program. The Olweus program is not a curriculum classroom course. Olweus seeks to change the system at four levels: the individual, classroom, school, and community level. A search on the web will reveal several of these types of groups. This is just one group that offers a wealth of ideas that can be implemented.
Peer groups can be helpful as well towards the prevention of bullying. Training programs are available to students in some schools that may pair older students with their younger counterparts to help mentor them and show them the ropes. These types of programs can be helpful if the younger student is new to the school. This type of action can go a long way in helping the younger or more reserved students improve their self-esteem. Confidence in oneself can certainly help in bullying prevention. These types of programs also exist to help catch bullying when it starts, and to help students if and when they become the victim of a bully.
If you don’t have any such groups in your school, why not help start one? Consult with your school teachers and administration to find out what you can do in your school. Information on these types of bullying prevention groups can be found online as well. Many offer printable brochures on how to get started and other great tips. There may also be information at your local library, church, and community centers.
In order to make these types of kids against bullying groups work, there must be dedication and focus. Parents, teachers, students, and the community must all lend a helping hand if we are to keep children safe, and make our schools a pleasant place for all to learn. Various groups exist to help accomplish these goals. All it takes is a little research, as well as education on the part of everyone.