21st century schools must include effective and high impact approaches to school violence prevention and student conflict resolution. Unfortunately, “school-wide” or “outside speaker” approaches to reducing student violence and conflict have largely proven to be ineffective.

Too often these “imported models” do not have a lasting impact on student conflict and violence prevention.  Students listen to the “guest speaker” and then go back to the old habits after lunch. Predictably, these “dose-effect” programs rarely exist long enough to be properly evaluated.

However, emerging interactive video technologies can support new and innovative approaches to the preventive and reflective side of school violence prevention and...

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  • About the Author:

    Sean M. Brooks is a Ph.D. graduate student within the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University with a specialization in learning, instruction, and innovation. As a schoolteacher for nine years, Mr. Brooks taught five subjects across seven grade levels and pioneered Peer Mentoring 2.0 which included middle, high school, and college students mentoring one another, both face-to-face and using Skype.