ERIC Number: ED436602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Violence by Elementary School Children. ERIC/CUE Digest Number 149.
This digest presents an overview of effective antiviolence strategies for use with elementary school children that educators can integrate into their schools and classrooms. The most effective antiviolence efforts focus on measures that prevent all types of children's bad conduct: aggression, bullying, and hate bullying. The most effective school antiviolence programs use four strategies: (1) teaching social competence; (2) creating a positive, calm environment; (3) establishing behavior standards; and (4) establishing rules and regulations for responding to violence. Violence prevention efforts need to move beyond the classroom to encompass the playground and to enlist the support of parents. The best strategies to help children develop social competence are those implemented as part of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to nurturing children at home, in school, and in the community. (Contains 12 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Competence, Prevention, School Safety, Student Attitudes, Violence
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.