To help protect our children against bullies, we should take into consideration how we can add a safety net to protect our children who walk to and from school each day by forming a community block parents safety program through our schools.
A sign could be posted in neighborhood windows: Block Parent. This would consist of parents trained by our local Police Department connected with schools for safety in the event children are bullied or confronted by strangers on the way to or from school – or for any safety issue.
We must believe and keep hope for all our children and community! Together we can make a difference in our community for our children, our future leaders.
Another way to help promote respect among schoolchildren would be to allow them to make friendship bracelets – peer to peer – and exchange bracelets, creating respect for classmates as well as creating a bond of trust for other safety. Bracelets could be imprinted with the words “Believe, Respect or Trust” or whatever word the student may choose. Let us all work together to make a difference.
Delores J. Da’Venport