School Safety and Security
Sunday, October 13, 2013 – Saturday, October 19, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education’s 2012 Report on School Crime and Safety reveals that in the 2009-10 school year,
12- to18-year-olds experienced 470,000 cases of theft and 359,000 cases of
violence in school. And 85 percent of
public schools reported at least one crime incident. School safety encompasses
a wide range of issues, from interpersonal violence among students to criminal
threats from outside forces like gangs and intruders. Students, staff, parents,
law enforcement, and the community all play a role in keeping our schools safe
Club: This curriculum
for children in grades 1-4 features scripted lessons that guide instructors
through classroom discussion and activities on personal and community safety.
Safe and Sound in School:
This toolkit helps schools assess school safety and security issues inside and
outside of schools and provides the tools and resources needed to implement the
Safety and Security Toolkit:
This toolkit helps mobilize parents, policymakers, school officials, and
students to take action to prevent violence in schools by enhancing school
safety and security.
Respect in Schools – Preventing
Bullying and Cyberbullying
What’s New and What to Do: This presentation helps participants identify and understand various
bullying behaviors, the scope of the bullying problem, who bullies, and the
the Clues: A 30 second
public service announcement about the clues that might indicate kids are
dealing with bullying
of Respect Podcast with Sandra McLeod Humphrey: Interview with Sandra
McLeod Humphrey, author of the anti-bullying handbook Hot Issues, Cool Choices (available PDF transcript format)
of Respect Podcast with Rosalind Wiseman: NCPC's Robin Young speaks with author
Rosalind Wiseman about her new edition of Queen Bees and Wannabees and the issues
of bullying and cyberbullying
of Respect Podcast with Deborah Norville: NCPC's Joselle Shea speaks with author Deborah Norville about her
book, The Power of Respect: Benefit From
The Most Forgotten Element of Success, and the issue of respect.
Addressing and Preventing Gangs
Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) – The Volunteers in Police Service program provides several publications to help plan and implement school safety volunteer programs in elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as colleges and universities.
IACP School Safety Online Trainings – The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) are proud to announce the launch of a four-part online training series on school safety. Based on a successful classroom training series developed by IACP and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, these self-paced online trainings will enhance school safety and crisis response planning.