This week is National Safe Schools Week, designed to build awareness and motivate key education and law enforcement policymakers as well as students, parents and community residents around school safety. School safety concerns can include keeping campuses free of crime and violence for physical and emotional well-being, as well as educating students on online safety and good digital citizenship.
While most schools have existing safety programs, these programs often need conscientious, creative application to improve their effectiveness. The following is a list of resources that can help school leaders understand current issues and introduce the importance of this topic:
- The National School Safety Center offers educators School Safety Leadership Training on a variety of current school safety challenges such as bully prevention, hate crime prevention, diversity issues, student developmental issues, classroom management and crisis response and recovery.
- The National Association of Elementary School Principals offers safety resources and advice for principals, staff and parents.
- Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools offers information, resources, training and services in the field of school and HigherEd emergency operations planning.
- The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention created this list of resources for different school safety issues that apply throughout the school day including getting to school safely, safety while in school and safety during after-school sporting activities.
(Information obtained from GettingSmart.com.)
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