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How to handle ragging at college

Whether we accept it or not ragging still persists in colleges

Ragging in colleges initially started as a friendly ice-breaker between seniors and freshers. However, it became a menace when there were cases of some young students losing their lives to it. Government has imposed strict laws to stop ragging in college but the truth is no college is free from it. In some way or the other, ragging still is a part of college life. When it cannot be avoided, there certainly are some tips to sail through it.

Don’t be scared to raise your voice

When the seniors sense that you are nervous or scared, the might take ragging to another level. So, show some confidence while you are under their radar. If they ask you to do anything, do it with full confidence. If they ask you to do something serious and harmful, face them with courage.

Do not assume anything

We often make negative assumptions in mind about ragging before joining the college. We think it is about seniors seriously harassing juniors and that ragging will always be in bad shape. The possibility is that it might be just an introduction, so don’t shy away to show them some of your talents.

Unite with your friends

Seniors usually look for people who seem alone and weak. But when you are with your group of friends, seniors might not be able to harass you. When you get support from your batch mates, you all can easily warn your seniors.

Seek help from the anti-ragging committee

Almost every college has an anti-ragging cell which takes strict actions against students who rag their juniors. If you feel that ragging is becoming intolerable for you, then do not hesitate in escalating your issue to them.

Parents and Police

If your seniors are taking ragging way too seriously, you can always speak to your parents about it. Tell them what you are facing as they are the best people to look for help and advice in this case. However, if you and your parents both find that ragging is getting too intense then you all can seek help from the police.

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5 step guide to Problem-solving

Problem-solving is a huge part of our lives and teenage is the best time to learn it. Once we form a pattern to solve problems in adolescence, it becomes it easier to implement then in adulthood as they become our natural approach towards it
Gousiya Teentalkindia Content Writer

Many of us have our parents to make final decisions for us, but this can be a daunting thing as we may not know where to start and what to do later when we encounter problems in our life. However, the good news is, problem-solving is a skill that can be learned. If you find yourself struggling to find solutions to even the simplest of problems, or avoid making decisions yourself, then you need to learn this art of problem-solving.

Teenage is the best time to learn any new skill, even problem-solving. We might not always get it right but that too is a part of the learning process.

Identify the problem

To begin with, you should be clear of what exactly the problem is. If possible, write it down in clear words and read it again and again. This will enable you to find your real problem and focus on what actually is bothering you, why is it a problem and what do you want out of it.

Brainstorm the solutions

When you are beginning to develop the problem-solving skill, you might as well use a pen and paper to evaluate all the solutions and their possible outcomes. When you have this as a habit, you can do it in your mind.

Filter out the solutions

Once you have all the possible solutions at hand, evaluate them. List out all the pros and cons and cross out the ones that has more negatives than positives. The end result will be promising and effective.

Time for action

The chosen solution needs to be implemented, so plan exactly how to do that. It is also important to figure out when would be the best time to do so. Then keep checking yourself whether you are on the right track or not.

Evaluate your outcome

The process does not end here. Once you’ve put your plan into action, you need to evaluate whether it worked or not. If it did, then you have a solid referral plan for another problem of the same nature. If not, then know that we learn from our mistakes. Figure out what went wrong and how it could be done differently.

The ability to solve a problem can hinder small issues from turning into big ones, and thus have a vital impact on your mental health and wellbeing.


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