A SAFE PLACE
GRADE 6/7 THOUGHTS ON
WHAT CONSTITUTES A SAFE CLASSROOM
A SAFE PLACE
A safe place is where you can express what you believe in while being safe. This essay will show five different ways that I believe allow people to share their feelings without being harmed. The purpose of this essay is to define what qualities makeup a place where kids feel safe. A safe place is one where a person is able to grow, mentally and physically with others. A place where someone cares about you and your feelings. A place where you are not afraid to express your feelings and thoughts and also allow others to do the same
The first characteristic of a safe environment is trust.
The definition of trust is the firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing. Trust really means being able to believe in someone, count on them and believe that what they say is real. It is knowing you can tell them anything and they are not going to take it and use the information to hurt you with. Trust is a key character quality that is vital to successful relationships Society is built on relationships: people communicating and trying to get along with others. I believe that trust is really important: Trust in our homes, at church, everywhere in the world would definitely be a better place.
The second characteristic: No Peer pressure.
The definition for Peer pressure is: Pressure from one's peers to behave in a manner similar or acceptable to them.
Peer pressure means that a peer is pressuring a top student to do wrong things. They tell children that smoking or drugs is cool. This deceives the victim and he/she decides that they want to be popular. When the bright student becomes hooked on these, bad things happen. Things such as; failing school, losing good friends, or possibly even being rejected by family members. Sometimes with high school students, they are kicked out of the house and are forced to lose their education and live on the streets. This all happens because people start feeling down, take drugs, and most of the time, die. Some times peer pressure is a good thing. For example, a boy at school never takes a shower. Every kid in his class hates having the stench around. So, they all get together and tell him to take a shower. He decides he wants to have friends so he does it and people start to like him.
Safe place characteristic: "Having a friend"
Definition: Friend; A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
What is a friend? A friend is someone who you know very well and trust with your life. You tell your best friend everything. How school is going, your darkest fear, child-hood memories, practically everything! A friend is usually someone youve known for a long time, someone you look up to, and someone you trust a lot.
Safest place characteristic: A place where forgiveness is extended and received
Definition: Forgiveness; Disposition to pardon; willingness to forgive.
Forgiveness is when you do something wrong, but your friends dont hold it against you but pretend it never happened. It doesnt mean that they bother you with it every day, but they move on and leave it behind and start over.
Safe place characteristic: Being treated with respect and treating others with respect:
A place where you feel respected. A place where others listen to you and respect your thoughts, words, and actions. Where people dont take you for granted but cherish you and care about your qualities and feelings. When you make a speech about your heritage, or beliefs, they should respect you because you are a person too.
I believe that if these five qualities were in our schools, no one would be embarrassed about their religion or background. Classmates need to be able to trust and respect each other. Children should feel protected and loved at school instead of the fear that somebody will come beat him or her up. In order for this not to happen, we all need to work together to make this community a good one.
FIVE THINGS TO DO TO ACHIEVE A SAFE PLACE
During this Essay I will tell and help you to feel more secure about your school, home, or any building. I will tell you five things that will help you feel safer in your home if you have them. It is very important to feel like your safe in your home. It helps you to relax. When you relax your worries go away somewhat and you feel a whole lot safer. I say the most important thing to have to feel in a safe building is "The TRUST of the people around you."
TRUSTING THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU
To have the trust of the people around you is a valuable thing. It is even better if the person can have your trust to. When you trust somebody and befriend somebody, you usually will earn his or her trust. The more people that you trust will make you feel better. With lots of trust-able friends by your side you can normally feel more relaxed about being in danger. When you dont trust people or they dont trust you, you usually feel scared when walking by people and always wary and never relaxed. Which isnt good.
If you have lots of friends and youre sure that they all like you, then your probably well ahead of the game. If you are respected than you will have lots of friends and will feel quite safe anywhere as long as those people are there near. To have the respect of someone is a good thing. Without respect you will be ending up with no friends and being bullied and scared wherever you go.
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
With the freedom of speech you can feel more open and relaxed because you will beable to say things that normally wouldnt be able to say because of things like embarrassment and such. Being relaxed will take the tension away from your body and you wont feel as insecure. If you are tensed up you will feel insecure if you think about it.
Every body should have equal rights. If you have do not have the same amount of rights as someone else. You need to get some. Having equal rights will make people not think that there better than you. In that case they wont try to take control of you and your properties because they will feel equal to you: Not better than you.
CANT BE HURT EMOTIONALLY
When you dont let people hurt you by calling you names and such your doing good
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!
Human Rights Assignment
What is a safe classroom? Obviously, it is a place in which you feel safe. Not so obviously, you need several things too feel safe in a classroom environment, all of which are your rights. The first of these things (and, for some, foremost) it your right to privacy. How can you feel safe when every inch of your personal life has been exposed and subsequently exaggerated through gossip? Lack of privacy makes everybody feel endangered, and exposing someones personal life is simply another form of petty bullying. It is also a form of peer pressure.
Peer pressure is another form of making others feel insufficient: Bullying. They change themselves to stop themselves from being socially exiled, and end up wearing a constant mask at school. This will lead to extreme stress. Related to this is a lack of real friends and caring people, telling you that the people who are applying peer pressure are wrong and that you are ok after all. Saying, "I know how you feel," and leaving it at that is nothing. You cannot know how somebody else feels, ever. A friend will tell you that you are not really that way and point out your strengths, instead of leaving you to be abused by the verbal bullies. Friends that abandon you in these times are actually strengthening your feeling of worthlessness, because they make you think that your friends also think you are not good enough for them.
People also need to be considerate of how much they lie in order to feel safe. Distrust also creates an unsafe environment when nobody will talk to you because you lie. It does not only go for the people that are lied to and about, but also those who lie feel bad, because they are scorned and isolated from peers because nobody wants to hear them lie and lie. Those that are lied about are being spread rumors against, which is worse than gossip. It not only spreads; it makes people that are rumored to be doing this and that feel terrible. Then, once the rumors are disproved, the person they are against never really recovers, but instead is forever scarred by the experience. Then, the people that spread the rumor are scorned, and everybody ends up feeling bad, and unsafe.
A safe classroom only means that your rights are not violated, but are respected. But that means they really need to be respected. "Lip service" or "Not walking the talk" is worthless. Unless everybody is really prepared to stop gossip, peer pressure, bullying and lying, we cannot feel safe in our classrooms. And bullying is not only kicks and punches. Words hurt, too! The worst form of bullying is constant put-downs by a large group of people, for a long time. When the victim has no real friends, it is worse than coming home with bruises and scars every day. These bruises and scars last all their lives, psychological scars.
A Safe Place
I think part of a safe place is a having your basic needs met. One of the basic needs you have to have met at school is food. So I think one way to solve it is to have an extra lunch in the fridge so if you forgot your lunch or if you werent getting a lunch some people could donate something and then you would have more than a lunch. I have forgot my lunch and some people have donated stuff and I have had more than a lunch. You also need to have all you basic needs met like clothes shelter and food.
Freedom of expression:
In a safe place you need to know that you could express your self freely and know that you would not get laughed at your get made fun of. Sometimes I have not said something because I didnt want to get make fun of. I think nobody should have to hide their opinion just because they are scared that they might get made fun of. So this is why nobody should have to hide his or her opinion so this is why we need to have freedom of expression in a safe place.
You need to feel safe somewhere. I think you need friends in school so you dont feel left out. Also so you will have something to do. I think you need family or friends to live in this world to live. This is why I think this is an important part of a safe place.
"Jimmy was totally moving next to her did you see"? Gossip is one of the things in a safe place that you should not do. Gossip is bad because you are talking behind someone elses back because people could be gossiping about you and you would feel sad. This is why you should not gossip behind someones back it could come back and stab you in the back.
Our respect for other people has been taking away by distrust. In my opinion you need to feel respected in order to feel safe. You need to be respected to feel good about your self. You should also respect other people and what they do for you. This is part of a safe place.
I think we could make the class better by having everyone help clean up. This class is a mess some people try to help clean and some people just sit there doing nothing. I think if everyone chipped in to help us clean it would be fine thats what I think would help.
I think another way we could make our class a safer place is to be able to trust everyone in our class. One way to have everyone trust everyone is to have everyone friends no gossip no hatred and have everyone respected each other. This what I think could help our classroom.
I think everyone needs to be in a safe place to feel comfortable. Everything in this paragraphs have been a part of a safe place.