World Vision Vietnam Promotes Child Protection in Covid-19 Pandemic
World Vision Vietnam(WVV) and the Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD) held an online seminar named "The Extraordinary Ordinary People: Conflict is not Zero - Resolving Conflict is Hero" on Sept. 29.
At the seminar, experts analyzed how the generation gap makes students feel uncomfortable in sharing their difficulties with teachers. To remove the generation gap barrier, teachers need to be flexible and tolerant.
“Only when listening patiently and opening up to the students' stories will teachers see new, lovely personality sides of the students. This helps teachers to find appropriate methods to support students overcome difficulties and develop their potential. Teachers also become more mature and gain more valuable skills when they are students’ “advisors” or friends", Prof. Tran Thanh Nam – a psychologist said.
Speakers at the seminar.
In addition, digital technology with diverse platforms also makes it more difficult to protect students. Therefore, teachers need to pay more attention to supporting students to handle conflicts.
“Teachers who pay attention to students will notice changes in them, including low concentration, lower than expected academic outcomes, and mental health issues. Teachers can work together to plan appropriate support after realizing these changes in students. In addition, teachers can connect other students in the class to help students who experience difficulties,”, said Pham Thi Bich Hong.
Prof. Tran Thanh Nam emphasized that nurturing trusting relationships between teachers and students was very important.
Moreover, it is important to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to use online sources effectively and safely.
WVV has coordinated with authorities, schools, related departments and families to implement a program to help children use the Internet safely.
The program aims at building a safe, loving and cooperative environment at school through building children’s capacity to behave in a positive, loving and cooperative way, according to WVV.
“WVV believes that children are not just the beneficiaries, but also have the right and capacity to participate in problem-solving. The organization's meaningful, creative and innovative programs are a great opportunity for students to work together to promote solidarity and love, and to nurture trusting relationships with parents and teachers, making school life more meaningful, especially in the Covid-19 pandemic," said Phan Thi Kim Lien - Child Protection Program Manager, WVV.
As part of the Campaign "It Takes a World to End Violence against Children" initiated by WVV in 2017, "The Extraordinary Ordinary People" is an initiative to encourage all people to create a safe, positive and loving environment for children.