Peer Educator of Vocational High School 1 Wonosari Engaged Students to Prevent Bullying at School

Written by  Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:34

The involvement of teenagers in campaigns for the prevention of violence against women and children is an important strategy to approach teenagers. The power of 'peer pressure' among teenagers influences their behavior often. The characteristics of development of the teenagers are curiosity, want to be accepted by a group, and acknowledged their existence. When teenagers have peers who behave positively then they will behave positively too. Otherwise, when teenagers have peers who behave negatively, they will also be vulnerable to behave negatively. The relation between teenagers and their peers is an important opportunity to approach teenagers.

            Rifka Annisa has collaborated with Vocational High School 1 Wonosari, Gunungkidul regency, to form Peer Educator Team through various trainings. The next step of the training, the Peer Educator Team of Vocational High School 1 Wonosari held a socialization with the theme “Bullying Prevention at School”, on August 11, 2017.

            The socialization which lasted for 3 hours aimed to provide education and information for teenagers about prevention of bullying. Through this socialization, the teenagers are expected to establish relationships with peers without violence. In addition, this socialization also seeked to provide space for teenagers. So they can improve their capacity as peer educator facilitators.

            In the socialization session, Putri as the members of peer educators explained that bullying is a form of oppression or violence. It is committed intentionally by person or group who stronger or more powerful then others. It`s purposed to harm perpetual perpetration. Putri also explained that the impact of bullying for victims are decreased academic performance, feel inferior, depressed, even suicidal. After the socialization session, the event continued with Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The participants of the socialization were divided into 10 groups and each group was guided by a member of the peer educator team of Vocational High School 1 Wonosari.

 translated by Ana Widiawati

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