"Now more than ever we need to do what is necessary... to make sure every child in our nation's public schools has a safe and secure learning environment." - NEA President Dennis Van Roekel
Download the flyer about OEA "Safe Schools" Resources for your members.
School Safety is a matter of mental health, bullying prevention and understanding how to recognize and handle violence or potential violence in your schools.
- You have to know your schools policies above all. This OEA Advocacy handout details the "need to know" information for keeping schools safe.
- You want to make sure to monitor your students for cases of potential violence. The National Alliance for Mental Illness has offered Warning Signs that a child may hurt themself or others.
- The National Association of School Psychologists have published "School Violence Prevention: Brief Facts and Tips" on it's website along with other resources (some of which you must purchase to see).
- Learn Facts About School Violence that include times violence is most likely to take place and how the grade levels in which students are most likely to become violent or be victims of violence.
- Injuryclaimcoach.com has posted an article by the Honorable Anthony P. Calisi (ret.) entitled "Guide to Protecting Your Child From Bullying and Violence at School."
- There is a direct correlation between bullying and school violence, and cyber bullying is becoming an increasingly common problem in schools. The Internet Safety Project for understanding how to address cyber bullying and teach students about digital citizenship. Also, visit the Stop Bullying page here on the OEA website for more information on bullying and cyber bullying.
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