Let’s talk about teenage violence: safety is not another word for care, writes a school principle

School Principal Annie Koshi delves into the issue of teenage violence and explains why ‘safety’ and ‘care’ are not synonymous. She highlights that a good teacher is one who is trained to observe and listen closely to what is being presented through a child’s behaviour. “If we were to truly care, we would sit up and question what is actually happening here. We would then see that we are facing challenges in attention seeking behaviours that are rooted in causing harm either to oneself or the other. It is important to understand that aggression and anger are also signs of complete helplessness.” #LetsTalkAboutTeenageViolence