Safe SchoolsSchool is the place where we spend most of our weekdays and many years of our lives. Because of this, school has a huge influence on who we are and who we become. The positive learning opportunities that school provides us will help us to grow intellectually, physically and emotionally. But sometimes school can also limit us or influence us negatively.
Very often our ability to make the best use of the positive opportunities at school and to resist negative influences depends on our self-esteem. Our self-esteem determines which groups we become part of and why we choose these groups. Our self-esteem also determines how we influence the groups we are part of and whether we have the strength to make a positive difference in these groups.