It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. It takes everyone involved in a child’s life to do their best to ensure their safety and well-being. This involves families, caregivers, friends, neighbors, teachers, faith-based community members and many more. It’s important for adults to talk to children of all ages about violence as it could save their lives. Talk about violence in the media and encourage them to do the same. Teach children nonviolent ways to solve problems. Emphasize showing respect and listening. Teach children to recognize violent behaviors. Encourage children to tell an adult if anyone is acting violently or bullying.
This section talks about what many children are experiencing on a daily basis such as bullying, school violence and abusive relationships.
It is important that every child has a positive childhood, so parents:
- Know your child’s friends
- Meet their parents
- Set expectations and rules and be consistent
- Monitor your children
- Respect your children
- Be a good role model