Why is safety important in schools? 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.
What are the 4 safe school elements? School crisis and emergency preparedness training should encompass prevention/mitigation, early intervention (which is part of ongoing school safety), immediate response/intervention, and long-term recovery. These four phases are clearly articulated by the Departments of Education and Homeland Security.
How can I make sure my child is safe at school?
- Stay on top of COVID-19 updates.
- Review school policies.
- Talk regularly with teachers and administrators.
- Encourage open conversation with your child.
- Rely on technology for assistance.
- Confirm your child’s records are up to date.