Starting From An Early Age.

School violence prevention efforts are an important part of a comprehensive community safety strategy as there is a strong connection between School violence, Community wellbeing and Social capital. In fact School Violence is a subset of Community Crime and Violence. As a result, increased levels of School violence may result in increased levels of overall crime and violence in the community. Educators can assist the network of institutions working to identify and stop the cycle of violence.
Research shows that approximately 80 percent of behaviour problems can be avoided with the effective implementation of primary prevention. Experience shows that School crime and violence prevention tends to be more successful when it is approached as a collaborative effort among School staff, Parents, Management along with expert NGOs. In addition to promoting achievement (an asset for healthy development), schools can provide an excellent environment for violence prevention programmes that have long-term effects on children and youth..

In our school climate assessment work with schools, one of the most common problems we discover is that bully-victim behavior is rampant and contributes to students feeling unsafe: socially, emotionally and too often, physically as well. There is a growing awareness that bully-victim behavior undermines students feeling safe in school. And, as a result it undermines their ability to learn and develop in healthy ways. It is important to understand the seriousness of personal safety and how to avoid dangerous situations at home or in school.

Hence it is necessary to have such Crime and Violence Prevention Programmes in the schools/colleges where the potentially delinquent youth can be identified and then can be further guided in the correct direction away from Crime.

Here we will be following the Modules prepared by the World Bank which has been successfully implemented in cities like Boston,Cape Town,Bogota to name a few.

  1. Common Student Concerns. Identification of exact Risk Factors which deviate them from their correct path towards delinquency. This helps in prevention of teenage stuff abuse, bullying, violence and other risk behaviors.
  2. Conflict Resolution training & Effective Behavior Support
  3. Pro social Behavior and Civic Skills
  4. Identifying a Troubled Student
  5. Helping a Student in Need
  6. What if a Student is in a Crisis?
  7. Breaking the “Code of Silence”
  8. Crisis Intervention
  9. Crime against Girls/Women. How to be safe and protective.
  10. Establish clear rules and consequences, and intervention services to address aggression or conflict
  11. Develop social skills, such as life skills, social competence, empathy, anger management and cooperation.
  12. Psychometric testing for Violence and Bullying in school. Not to victimize and not to get victimized.Counseling, mentoring and social work approaches that work with the individual child .Positive behaviour reinforcement through role playing, rehearsal, praising children effectively and avoiding criticism
  13. Develop individual protective factors, such as self‐esteem, self-reliance. Provide opportunities for student recognition within the classroom
  14. Proactive and Safe learning. What is safe and What is not safe.Cyber Crime, Social Media, their misuse and Specifics.
  15. Cyber bullying and its Prevention.
  16. Training& Implementation of Incident Reporting System since when timely reported, small problems can be solved and sorted out before them manifest into real issues