ERIC Number: ED440784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Parents and Kids Talking about School Violence: A Boys Town How-To Book.
Peter, Val J.
In the light of news headlines on school violence, many parents find themselves fearing for their children and whether they may become victims or victimizers. This book provides guidance for parents and students on talking about school safety and violence. Section 1 is addressed to parents and discusses what to tell children about school violence, presents suggestions for improving family communication and developing a realistic model for family life, and examines the impact of media violence on children. This section also discusses ways to learn and teach self-control to children, and describes skills parents can teach their children to deal with bullying. Section 2 is addressed to students and discusses how to talk with parents about school violence, describes what a student should do when he or she is treated disrespectfully by others, provides suggestions for avoiding the use of violence, and discusses ways to avoid joining bullies and being victimized by them. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bullying, Child Safety, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Parents, School Safety, School Security, Violence
Boys Town Press, Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE 68010 ($4.95). Tel: 800-282-6657 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.boystown.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE.