Violence is a Choice Made from an Improper But Changeable Mindset
Violence is an epidemic in our country and our schools and it is an issue that has lasting impacts on young people throughout their lives whether they are the perpetrators of violence or the victims. As studies bear out, violent experiences often lead to more violent behavior. So, seeking to reduce violence in a school environment is important because it is part of an effort to break an ongoing chain of violence through many lives.
Violence is often witnessed in the school setting through bullying. The intimidation and power dynamics of bullying are part of a larger trend that can include criminal activity and destruction outside the school and in the future.
Bullying and other violent behavior arises from an improper mindset. Many factors contribute to this mindset including media observed and experiences from home. This mindset also includes a low view of one’s self and others. It is built off of a sense powerlessness and a struggle for power and meaning.
This mindset can be changed through engaging students with the modes of communication that speak to them. A message that counters this mindset and empowers students to make better choices can effect change which turns students away from the choices of violence.
Mindset is everything. We create our destiny through mindset. This is true for individual students and leadership within a school. Do not feel defeated. Use the resources ALL IN GEN provides in order change the destiny of your school by changing the mindset of the individual students now.
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Bullies and bullying can be prevented by the slow and methodic process of mentoring and coaching from a caring mindset. Each and every young person carries a wealth of potential. It’s up to us to see, call forth, and empower that potential. Your diligence and long hours toward maturing this generation are not in vain, but rather are changing the world.