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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 and secure.   

NCPC Resources

School Security

Curricula/Toolkits 

    McGruff 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.
    Be 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 program.
    School 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. 

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Respect in Schools – Preventing Bullying and Cyberbullying

Presentations 

    Bullying: 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 warning signs 

Audio/Video

    Spot the Clues: A 30 second public service announcement about the clues that might indicate kids are dealing with bullying 
    Circle 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)
    Circle 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
    Circle 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.

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Addressing and Preventing Gangs 

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Other Resources

    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.
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