Research Document 16

The following document was filed by J.S. Cambry (ABD), bioethics student on February 7, 2423

WorldEducate Training SOP Addendum (Abbr.)

Controlling Conflicts in the Collection

While each trainer must report any behavioral problems in the children, they are also responsible for reporting any conflicts that occur among the children. Trainer reports should include the following:

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1. The children involved in the conflict
 2. The impetus behind the conflict (if determinable)
3. The behavior during the conflict
4. The resolution (if any) to the conflict

Often the children will resolve their own issues, but, on occasion, trainers may have to intervene if the encounters turn violent. Trainer safety is paramount in these situations. Any trainer attempting to intervene in a conflict occurring between two or more children should ensure that they are properly equipped to do so. It is WE’s recommendation that any conflict that requires trainer intervention be terminated with the use of sedatives, microchip-induced shocks, and/or restraints.

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RD 16.5The trainers can also determine whether further punishment of the children is necessary. WE recommends using isolation or exclusion from performances (for those children eligible to enter the arena) as behavioral deterrents. Our internal studies have shown that when these two methods have been used by our trainers, conflicts among the children have decreased significantly.

Although trainers should endeavor to mitigate any clashes among the children by using the above measures, they should focus primarily on behavioral problems that are of more immediate concern to them: attempts to test trainer authority.

In addition, trainers should only focus on stopping the conflicts that occur within their direct presence. The problems that occur within the children’s living environment should be monitored but unmediated unless one of the children is in danger of excessive bodily harm. It is our belief that the children should be allowed to establish their own communities and use their own discretion in the governance of these communities. It is our goal to keep the children in our collection as happy as possible, and we have found that increasing trainer involvement in the children’s lives outside training reduces the children’s contentment level. Additionally, we believe that allowing the children time and space to decompress outside the scrutiny of authority figures will improve trainer safety.

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