Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

School Safety in the News

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying

School Safety App at Honeysuckle

City and school district officials conduct school safety audit

In response to Newtown shooting, some states move to put guns in classrooms

School safety, mass shootings among topics at annual public safety summit

Six months after Sandy Hook shootings, schools seek secure redesigns


Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Research Update: Childhood Bullying and its Effects Later in Life

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Programs posted information about a recent study from Duke University focused on the effects of bullying. The study found that victims of childhood bullying have a higher risk of developing mental health problems as adults.

Researchers studied more than 1,000 youth starting at ages 9, 11 and 13 and interviewed them until they turned 16. The study found that bullied youth are at higher risk for developing agoraphobia, anxiety and panic disorders and antisocial personality disorders. Within the study group, females had an increased risk for agoraphobia and males had an increased risk for suicidal tendencies.


Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Product Highlight: Student Bullying Reporting System

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Programs

When it comes to employee and student data, it is imperative that information is limited only to the appropriate administrators based on their role, responsibility with each report type and their individual security level. PublicSchoolWORKS’ accident management systems —the Employee Accident Management System and Student Accident Management System– and safety issue reporting systems—Student Bullying Reporting System, Student Safety Reporting System, Staff Misconduct Reporting System and Hazard Reporting System — automatically notify and engage the appropriate individuals that a report has been submitted for immediate action. Nobody is required to log-in and review a report to determine the appropriate person to take action. Also, all data is secure, providing access only to the people at each school or at a district level that the district has deemed necessary to have it.


Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Customer Highlight: Streamlining Bullying and Student Violence Incident Reporting and Investigation with Cleveland ISD

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Compliance, Courses, Programs

Cleveland Independent School District in Cleveland, TX, was experiencing severe bullying and student violence incidents in the district. Prior to implementing PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite and Student Bullying and Violence Prevention Program (SBVPP), it, like most districts, received handwritten bullying reports submitted to an administrator. This paper process left room for mistakes and oftentimes led to long and sometimes inconclusive investigations.