Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Designing out the bully.

Peaceful Playgrounds Game Designs

Ever wonder why some school report few incidents of bullying and kids report they feel safe at school?

The design of the playground makes a big difference in both physical and emotional safety. The following suggestions will help you with some redesign questions.

1. Can the playground supervisor see all children?  Unsupervised children can result in bullying opportunities.

Solution: Close off areas of the playground that are not in direct view of supervisors or hire additional personnel.

2.  Are there enough activity choices for children to stay active or do you see long lines of students waiting to play?

Solution: Paint more playground games and activities.  Peaceful Playgrounds has approximately 100 games and markings to add to your playground.

Directions for painting playground markings.

U.S. Playground Map Stencil and Instructions.