Why is safety important in school? School safety plays a crucial role in youth’s development and academic success. Students who feel safe at school tend to have better emotional health and are less likely to engage in risky behaviors. That sense of safety contributes to an overall feeling of connection.
What are some examples of school safety? These might include signing in when visiting the school, being escorted when walking through the building, or wearing a visitor pass. Following these procedures also sets a great example for your kids.
How does school safety affect learning? The Link Between Safety and Grades
Studies prove that school climate and safety directly impact a student’s academic performance. A student who feels unsafe will have a harder time paying attention and concentrating in the classroom, which will lead to lower grades.
How can we make school safe?
- Practice your communication.
- Involve parents in schools operations.
- Make students part of the team.
- Vary your Fire Drills.
- Download Nixle.
- Know your campus.
- Have a plan for non-school day activities.