Peer mediation is an approach to solving problems by youth with youth. By learning about the skills of peer mediation, students act as mediators to help their peers work together to resolve disputes and overcome difficulties among themselves.
This approach is used increasingly in school settings focusing on bullying and violence prevention and constructive conflict resolution. Through training, peer mediators learn that conflict can be resolved constructively, and can assist to encourage peers to move from blaming each other to devising solutions acceptable to all young people.
Recently, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SUMMUSD) had added “Restorative Justice Practice” to all school, according to Santa Monica Observer on August 23, 2018. To read this article, please click here.