Bully Prevention In School


Bullying is a serious concern particularly in school. Bully prevention school is a popular topic among administrators and teachers alike. Many parents demand that schools put forth prevention programs that will stop bullying and yet they do not take measures to prevent bullying at home.

One way to curb bullying and violence at school is to hit the root of the problem.

Bully prevention can be stopped with anti-drug campaigns, something that is often at the root of the bullying. Many schools have opted to implement mandatory drug testing in an attempt to curve the growing drug use rates among young teenagers who are in school. However, this idea is not an adequate means of lowering the rate of drug use among teenagers, and in fact, is an overall waste of a large portion of funding. Current school-administered drug testing procedures are greatly flawed. These tests do not test for the drugs and alcohol which are frequently used by teenagers. Also, they do not restrict children from rejecting drug and alcohol use, but rather prohibit them from taking part in activities where these tests are administered. With mandatory testing, students can provide inappropriate samples in order to manipulate test results. False sense of security alongside little information is provided to parents.

Instead of the mandatory school tests, if any tests should be done they should be volunteer-based programs. These offer many positive effects such as having parental consent, unlike those required by the school administration. Other benefits include that positive results from these tests will not end with school-based punishment for using drugs. Students take part in a reliable study with less chance for error. The results of the volunteer drug tests are not shared with school officials which offers a means of actually targeting the problem—because more students will want to take part in a voluntary program if they know that they will not get into trouble for being caught—and it also aids in fixing the problem—because students can they be presented with the necessary education they need to understand the negative consequences of their particular drug use, especially at such a young age and what options are available to help them quit if they want them.

Confidential counseling, campus-located counseling, and free counseling are offered to those students who test positive for drug use. This is especially useful for those people who suspect that they might have taken illicit drugs in a party or social setting but are unaware of which ones, how much, or the possible long or short-term side effects of having taken said drugs.