Bullying is any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) toward a youth by another youth or group of youths, who are not siblings or current dating partners, involving an observed or perceived power imbalance. These behaviors are repeated, or have the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying can happen in person and electronically (known as cyberbullying) and can occur at school or in other settings.
According to the research, the most effective way to address bullying is through schoolwide efforts that are evidence-based and comprehensively focus on changing the climate of a school. Aside from it, proper information regarding the bad effect of bullying should be given to children.
With this, a safe school should be committed to preventing and reducing the incidents of bullying because almost 32 percent of students are reported for being bullied at school. Bullied students are more likely to take a weapon to school, get involved in physical fights, and suffer from anxiety and depression, health problems, and mental health problems.
Aside from bullying prevention, children should also inform in crime prevention tips in order for the children to be vigilant in observing the happenings and reporting them to police which is typically one aspect of crime prevention. Accordingly, there was already a jurisdiction of adding more police officers to a particular area to aid people and for a public safety. This is because criminals may not feel comfortable committing crimes if they are afraid they might get caught. The conduct of school orientation is also important so that children can find something better to do with their time that can benefit their own community- their family and friends which is good to pull them away from crime.