One of the chief benefits of school uniforms, say proponents, is that they make schools safer. Uniforms are said to reduce gang influence, minimize violence by reducing some sources of conflict, and help to identify trespassers. Parents benefit because they are no longer pressured to buy the latest fashions, and they spend less on their children’s clothing.
Some schools also carry the policy that students should behave their best when dressed in their school uniforms. Since they carry the school’s name when they wear one, they should never engage in acts that would put the school’s name at stake. This has made uniforms a deterrent to unfavourable behaviour or actions done in the public’s view.
If children are allowed to follow color clothes then the school campus turns up to be a stage for catwalks and fashion parades. Not only the children who are engaged in such fashion loose their focus, but those who watch them can also get distracted. In such cases uniforms help all children to do away with distraction and concentrate on studies.
Wearing school uniform has brought the awareness in children that they represent the particular school in front of all public and their conduct is likely to effect their school’s reputation. Therefore they are hesitant to do anything that can bring disrespect to their school.
With a uniform, there is less peer pressure, and therefore less competition. Every one wants to look their best. Not only their best, but the best. They want to look better than their peers, dress the best, have all the latest, most stylish clothing. They want to be popular, They want everyone to love what they are wearing, Everyone is constantly looking over their shoulder to see what the next one has. They feel the constant need to go shopping to buy the same clothes as their friends.
School uniforms are becoming popular now and more institutions are encouraged to go with the flow and follow the trend. They are highly beneficial to both parties the schools and the parents. As for the former, they can create an impact to everyone and increase their chances of getting more students and as for the latter, they can enjoy big savings through these uniforms.
Another advantage of uniforms is that it promotes a sense of equality among students. Since, everyone wears the same dress; students won’t be able to differentiate between themselves on the basis of clothes. As a result, students won’t feel the pressure to buy luxurious clothes. Thus, a positive environment of friendship is created.
School uniforms are also a solution to the issue of in-school distractions. It provides a blanket policy for doing away with inappropriate messages on t-shirts, torn clothing, revealing outfits and outlandish fashion statements.