Strategies for Schools
Participate in school decision-making groups. Become involved in school PTA's, Site Councils, Curriculum Committees, Strategic Planning, etc. Research clearly shows that involvement of parents and other adults in the school activities of children is the strongest indicator of children's success. Work with school-family-community groups to create this awareness in all parents and adults in the community.
Develop student, parent and/or family awareness of the impact of "screen time" (computer and television) on children's brains and social skill development. Check the Web Site www.mediafamily.org for more information about student/family/community programs to address the major impact of "screen time" on children.
Utilize Marketing tools, such as ads, articles, parent tips in school newsletters that are distributed to parents and adults in the school district. Utilize school Web Pages to provide resources for parents. Utilize local cable channels and/or school cable networks to show violence prevention messages/videos. Make available the marketing tools that the Brian Klinefelter Memorial Foundation has developed for inclusion into these newsletters and/or video resources. Funding may be sought through the Federal Safe and Drug Free Schools Act or state Violence Prevention Acts.