Requiring such services would be perfect if you truly care about your students and their future education and careers. It also has the opportunity to get them connected with people in their community of higher power, who could write them a recommendation letter in the future. In addition, students who work as volunteers gain an understanding of their self-worth. Teenagers who get volunteered with family businesses, helping the homeless, cleaning up the community or even farms have a sense of themselves as contributors. This sense of importance may get lost when parents do everything for their children.
The book enthusiasts can belong to a wide range of age groups. These consumers will be less-price sensitive because reading books is their passion. The second target segment will be kids and young children, who are mostly interested in books like comics or books for fun and education. Kids are fascinated by the world of books and accompany their parents to the store. The parents often decide for the best books for the kids.
Structured approaches There are lots of ways adults can help children and young adults through transitions, the age/stage of the child is an important factor to the professionals, these are usually :- bereavement consolers, play therapists, parents and voluntary organisations. Play activities Many types of play activities that can help children except or come to terms with what may be happening to them and are an aid in getting them to “open up”. Play activities can include sand and play dough and water. Books and stories Books can be a big help with children and their transitions as they can help them to
Youth Mentoring New programs have been developed in recent years in an attempt to keep children out of trouble and to help them lead more productive lives. One of these programs is youth mentoring. Youth mentoring programs connect youth with responsible adults willing to commit their time to expose the youth to a different way of life and they help reduce truancy, improve grades, and reduce youth crime. Families, schools, and neighborhoods have been the foundation of support for youth in the past, however, with the decline in funding to pubic systems as well as the absence of traditional families (two parent homes) the necessity has arisen for new programs to fill in the gaps (Tierney 2). Finding volunteers can be challenging but the benefits of mentoring have a positive impact on the life of the volunteer as well.
From my own personal experience, I think adolescents, as they grow older, eventually start to find their own identity, relationships, and groups goes hand in hand with their ability to separate from their parents. They want to be independent and start doing their own thing. What better place to start doing it than the internet, considering that a lot of parents seem to be computer illiterate. The fascinating thing about the internet is that, it’s a place where adolescents feel like they can fulfill their needs of a pioneering, adventurous spirit. One of the many reasons why the internet is so enticing is because; they can meet new people, explore the world, and do exciting things on it.
Project 13 - by Sacha Ward. Project 13 is a program that has been set up in schools to safely introduce students to the internet and social media. It has become increasingly important for those that work in schools and school libraries to be “on the ball” with all of this new technology that is out there for students to access, as this in now becoming one of the more popular ways for bullies to target their victims. One of the things that those working in school libraries is to make students aware of the dangers of the internet and social media and to teach a safe and positive way of using them, this can be done by having displays and workshops on cyber safety, getting the students involved with school wide initiatives and competitions
The reason that I feel that random drug testing in schools is important is because there are drugs everywhere and can easily be found. The main reason that many teens start using drugs is because of peer pressure and they feel that's there way of being accepted.The reason drug testing would help schools is because now the parents these students will be able to know if there child is possibly doing any drugs and can help prevent them from further use. The schools can also provide counseling for these students which can benefit a safe and private way to stop using drugs. Many students would probably resent the fact of talking a drug test so, I feel that two random drug test during the school year would let the school know if they are doing drugs and by the second drug test if they have chosen to keep doing drugs.And since most schools test only students who do something more than just show up for class—like join an after-school club, or play a sport—kids can avoid the activities rather than quit drugs. Drugs in school are a very big issue because schools are a drug free environment.
Teens can also keep social skills by joining dance lessons or do sports outside of the local school. Also, some communities allow homeschoolers to participate in sports, clubs and other extracurricular activities at public schools. (Patrick Farenga) Understanding that teens need stressful situations to learn what to do and how to react in the future with even harder situations. Young adults and teens need problems to progress in life. It is important for youths to get that experience.
A homework club that involves and encourages parental participation may provide additional resources and materials for families with limited access to these. Vincent (cited in The Open University, 2010, Block 3, pp.47-48) suggested four classifications for parental involvement – ‘Detached parents’ (prefer schools to take full responsibility for learning), ‘Independent parents’ (provides support away from school), ‘Supportive parents’ (actively engage with schools) and ‘Irresponsible parents’ (unsupportive of schools and children’s learning). A homework club would provide opportunities for more parents to be ‘supportive parents’, which will have a positive impact on children’s
Studying multiculturalism can be especially important for high school students who can find it difficult to accept people from other countries into our day to day lives. This is so for a lot of adults as well as students adults can find it annoying that they come over here and “steel our jobs” But they have just as much right to earn money as we do after all they are often here because their homes are not safe or perhaps they just want a new start. Also if we have more of an understanding we would be able to understand any refugees we met and they would have an easier time readjusting to our way of life. After all refugees are just people who have nowhere else safe to go so they come to us for help we should accept them into our country. Knowing more about where there from and how they live will help us to do so.