Category: Student Safety

Ideas,
News &
Advice

for K-12 educators and
administrators to help
create safe learning
environments.

Oklahoma City Public Schools

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Giving Students a Safe Way to Ask for Help

In order to better prepare their students for the real world, Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) started offering its students email capabilities. But with 45,000 students across 55 neighborhood elementary schools, 16 secondary schools, two alternative schools, and 16 charter schools, the district was concerned with how they would be able to monitor any inappropriate...

06/13/2019
Yorkville Community Unit School District 115

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Knowing the Unknown: Monitoring to Keep Students Safe

After deploying a 1:1 computer initiative, Yorkville Community Unit School District 115 in Illinois was faced with concerns from parents and community members regarding how students’ digital usage would be monitored. Today’s digital native students have a knack for circumventing rules, blocks, and other systems put in place for their own good, which left many...

05/22/2019
Hero Squad

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Taking a Proactive Approach to Suicide Prevention

If your school is concerned about self-harm and suicide, there are steps you can take to help prevent an incident before it occurs. Schools and districts across the country are turning to programs like Hope Squad to be more proactive in prevention, intervention, and postvention through their training programs for student-led teams. This school-based suicide...

05/18/2019

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Providing Students a Lifeline to Prevent Suicide

4 out of 5 teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs When a person contemplates suicide, they may believe it is the only option to end their pain. In that moment, consumed by dark thoughts, suicide becomes the only way out. A simple “Are you okay?” could make all the difference.  Sharing your...

05/06/2019
Funding School Safety Initiatives: End of Year Funds

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Funding School Safety Initiatives: End of Year Funds

Title IV (Deadline: June 30, 2019) School Violence Prevention Program (Deadline: May 31, 2019) When it comes to school safety, educators want the best for their students. However, budgetary restraints can sometimes prevent schools from purchasing the necessary solutions to enhance their safety initiatives. With threats in both the physical and digital worlds putting students...

04/27/2019
A Story of Survival

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A Story of Survival

In 2000, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. His miraculous survival included help from a sea lion, which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness and...

04/04/2019
SpeakUp

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SpeakUp

SpeakUp, a cyber tipline for students which helps to provide them with a safe and secure place to learn.

03/28/2019
Encouraging Appropriate Student Behavior in the Digital World

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Encouraging Appropriate Student Behavior in the Digital World

Students don’t always fully understand the impact of their digital footprint, so it’s vital that educators set boundaries—especially when dealing with school-issued devices. In a district where students are in a 1:1 environment, how can educators ensure that they are behaving appropriately online every moment of every day? This was the challenge faced by Desert...

03/07/2019