Schools are the most significant socialization force next to the family and it is in school where children form relationships which influence social and academic outcomes. It has been suggested in various studies that a supportive and caring school environment optimizes the academic outcomes of students.
Care for the Students
Caring and supportive school environments can only occur when the socialization experiences and relationships of students feature acceptance, tolerance, and respect from both teachers and co-students. The lack of peer support and a safe school environment results to depression, anxiety, and in extreme cases, suicide. Children who are frequently victimized by their peers whether physically, verbally, or psychologically may suffer from learning disengagement low expectancy of success, and consequently, perform poorly on schoolwork and achievement tests.