Cowie, H. & Jennifer, D. (Co-ordinating team, UK), Chankova, D. & Poshtova, T. (Bulgaria), Deklerck, J. & Deboutte, G. (Belgium), Ertesvåg, S. K. & Samuelsen, A. S. (Norway), O'Moore, M. & Minton, S. J. (Ireland) and Ortega, R. & Sanchez, V. (Spain) © (2006)

School Bullying and Violence: Taking Action

Module E

Unit E1 - Children Helping Children

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  • To consider strategies for engaging staff in activities which will support them in enabling children and young people to help one another in the promotion of non-violence and the reduction of violence

  • To be able to motivate and support staff in developing an understanding of the central role that young people play in helping one another through peer support in the school community

  • To be familiar with a range of approaches to dealing with common 'blocks and barriers' to this process

  • To be familiar with the skills involved in training peer supporters in school

Facilitation skills to be developed through this unit:

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • how pupils relate to one another

  • the personal and social relationships of pupils whose behaviour causes concern

  • the operation of school systems

  • the importance of creating a supportive and caring school community

  • how to include pupils' opinions on any decision about their education

Personal qualities and attributes include:

  • being an effective communicator

  • being an effective trainer of young people

  • having empathy for pupils whose behaviour causes concern

  • being a persuasive advocate for pupils – whether perpetrators, victims, assistants or witnesses of school violence

  • being able to facilitate and value pupils' opinions about their own education

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