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a great place to start. Federal funding for public schools to
have extra programs is not as available as it used to be, but
if you have a business or non-profit organization, you can
partner with schools and/or youth programs to apply for
grants or solicit donations from groups that fund cyberse-curity and youth initiatives. Now is the time for practitioners
who work with youth to roll up their sleeves and join the
schools and community to help address the conflict youth
are dealing with every day. Schools are a great place to roll
out programs and initiatives for several reasons.
1. Schools are safe testing grounds. In schools,
the environment is controlled for the most part, and
there is a guaranteed audience (students and staff).
2. Schools generate real data. Data is easy to capture in schools and it can be used to obtain grant
funding, promote the use of a program, product or
service as well as expose inefficiencies within a program, product or service.
3. Schools are great for obtaining diverse ideas.
Students come from different family structures
and cultures. Each has different experiences and
ideas that shape their beliefs and how they handle conflict. Organizations and businesses can use
information gathered from students to build future
innovations and anticipate industry trends. If you can
get the necessary approval to work with schools in
your community it is an ideal place to roll out conflict
intervention programs for online conflict.
Another way for practitioners to get involved is by creating
campaigns for youth that teach them how to handle online
conflict, and provide information about local and national
resources they can access when an online conflict gets out
of hand. This type of intervention requires funding to develop
and time to work. An online conflict management campaign
could take years to become ingrained in a community but
once it does, youth and adults will join the cause. The time
is now for ADR practitioners who work with youth to band
together and develop a campaign to address managing online
conflict. Technology is going to continue to grow and provide users with more platforms to access information and
socialize. Practitioners doing this work must adapt with the
times and change the way conflict management happens
with youth. The judiciary and legislative bodies have already
begun creating laws and funding cybercrimes task forces to
address online conflict. ADR practitioners have a place in the
cyber world. The time to act is now before it’s too late.
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Todd, A. (2012). MY STORY: STRUGGLING, BULLYING, SUICIDE,
SELF HARM. You Tube.
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