I’m wondering whether the Peer Counselling program is still available in the schools? What a great concept that was! I believe it’s time the program was renewed, with peer counselors trained in how to handle the effects of bullying, as well as understand the symptoms and needs associated with mental disorders and chemical addiction. No one knows as much about kid’s problems as other kids do. Bullying has always been around and I think always will be around. The damage occurs when the mob mentality sets in. A peer counselor should become aware of what’s happening in schools, as well as other places such as social media. He or she needs to be open; to let peers realize help, kindness and acceptance is available.
October 31, 2012