What is peer and cross-age teaching?
Peer teaching is when students teach each other, and since students listen to
other students when it comes to issues like drug use and criminal activity, peer
teaching can be a fun and effective way to accomplish this important goal.
Cross-age teaching is when people reach out to teach others who are older or
younger than they are: For example, when students help adults learn to read or
when they spread the word about crime prevention among older adults or among
children younger than they are.
Communication between generations and within generations is an important aspect
of community safety. Youth Crime Watches can benefit from making this a
component of their programs.