This presentation focuses on empowering socially influential students to prevent and stop mistreatment, bullying and cyberbullying. Students see, hear, and know things that adults don’t and can intervene in ways adults can’t. Students set the social norms on campus, but are often under empowered and underutilized. When students are empowered to safely intervene when they witness mistreatment, discipline incidents go down, connectedness goes up, and school climate becomes more positive. And a positive school climate leads to overall wellness for everyone.
School Administrators, Counselors, Educators, Law Enforcement
Participants will gain an understanding of the power and influence students have in setting and changing social norms on school campuses.
Participants will gain knowledge on elements that contribute to school connectedness as a protective factor for student success.
Participants will gain an understanding of best practices for increasing youth empowerment opportunities that lead to school connectedness.