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.
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.
Ways Good Communication Can Boost School Safety: Good communication can resolve many of the
issues that parents worry about while their kids are at school—bullying,
fights, hate crimes—and their effect on scholastic performance (from 2009-2010 NCPC Crime Prevention Month Kit)
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
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.
Century Bullying – Crueler than Ever: A reproducible brochure on old and new forms of bullying in schools
(from the 2009-2010 NCPC Crime Prevention Month Kit)
Bullies: A Serious Problem for Kids: A reproducible brochure about the causes of bullying and how to stop it
It’s All About Respect: The National Crime Prevention Council believes that self-respect and mutual respect are the keystones of a civil society. To that end, it launched its Circle of Respect initiative in January 2010 with the bold mission “To promote respect as a way to manage conflict and prevent criminal behavior.” (from 2010-2011 NCPC Crime Prevention Month Kit)
Stop Cyberbullying Before it Starts: Keeping teens safe in cyberspace becomes even more important as new technology develops. Cyberbullying can be prevented. Talk to your teens about recognizing and preventing cyberbullying.
Lunch Money: This cartoon strip highlights the issue of parents identifying and reacting to student bullying.
Power Tripping: A reproducible brochure about the causes behind bullying and how to resolve it
Say Goodbye to Bullies: Solve the math equations and find the secret messages.
The Bully Situation Survey: This survey is for teachers and parents to help children in grades 3 to 5 address personal experiences with bullying
Addressing and Preventing Gangs
and Addressing a Gang Problem: This PowerPoint presentation helps participants look at a definition
of a gang, look at prevention and intervention strategies, learn several
indicators, and risk factors
2012-2013 NCPC Crime Prevention Month Kit: Keeping Kids Cool & Confident and Out of Gangs: This toolkit has information and resources on gang prevention.
Girls and Gangs Bulletin: Help protect your daughter from possible gang recruitment and involvement (available in English and Spanish)
Help Keep Your Community Gang Free: This educational series provides tips on how to keep gangs out of your community (available in palm card, flyer, and poster sizes)
Gang Fact Sheet – Youth: Know the facts of youth gangs and how to stay away from them.
Gang Fact Sheet – Adult: Facts for educators to help keep kids out of gangs.
Gangs: This tip sheet gives quick information on gangs and how to identify and avoid them.
- 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.