Some schools are taking an innovative approach to curbing bullying. Dozens of schools in poor communities around the country are fighting to bully by giving students access to appliances that they may not have at home, like washers and dryers. Some principles of schools in economically challenged areas noticed that one of the main causes of bullying in their schools was that kids would come to school with the same clothes on every day or with dirty clothes and that would make them a target for bullying.

Others because they felt if they didn’t attack others they would be attacked. Many students were homeless or didn’t have the money to go to a laundromat. But didn’t have access to a washer or dryer at home. By installing anywhere from two to five washers and dryers and making them available to students before and after school the schools were able to lower the rates of bullying at their schools.

What Are Schools Doing

Schools all over the country are looking for innovative solutions like this to try and stop bullying. Some are using spy apps to help kids. A large amount of their student popular is facing food insecurity, housing insecurity, or other financial challenges means that principles and staff need to find out of the box ways to address the needs of their students. Some schools have started making shower facilities accessible to students who are homeless. Others have created food and supply closets. Students can get food if they need or toiletries like deodorant and shampoo if they need it. For low-income families, there may be no money for left for food or sanitary items like soap and shampoo.

What You Can Do

If you want to make a real difference in your community you can see if a school in your area accepts donations of appliances and donate your washer and dryer when you upgrade to a new set. You can also encourage your family and friends to do the same thing. By giving kids access to basics schools can tackle the bullying problem and reduce it by huge amounts while they also make life better for some economically challenged kids who need a little extra help. And if you need advice on anything, I have tons to read from.