Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Cyberbullying and School Safety Challenges in the Digital Age

Posted by ISOC Team Filed under: *Hot Topics*, Courses, Programs

The routine use of social media among staff, students and the greater community has posed new issues for school districts to address. There have been stories of schools accessing student social media accounts to research cyberbullying issues. And, as of January 1, 2015, schools in Illinois can require students’ social media passwords when certain circumstances, […]

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Friday, March 6th, 2015

Schools Prepare for Tornado Risk

Posted by ISOC Team Filed under: Courses, Crisis Response

On May 22, 2011, Joplin, Missouri, was hit by an EF-5 tornado which killed 161 people and injured thousands of residents. This tornado sparked region-wide awareness of the impact tornadoes can have on a community. Since then, districts in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas have spent or proposed money for construction to build safe rooms […]

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Friday, March 6th, 2015

March 23-27: National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Posted by ISOC Team Filed under: Courses, Programs

March 23-27, 2015, is National Youth Violence Prevention Week sponsored by Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE). For each day of the week, SAVE has created theme-specific challenges. SAVE also has free resources for crime prevention, conflict management, and more. In “Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994-2010,” the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that from 2002 to […]

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Friday, March 6th, 2015

New Online Training Courses Available

Posted by ISOC Team Filed under: Courses, Programs

PublicSchoolWORKS is pleased to introduce its newest course release, “Discriminatory Harassment – Identification and Response”, as part of its library of more than 500 school-focused courses. Some student misconduct may qualify as peer discriminatory harassment under one or more of the federal anti-discrimination laws enforced by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. […]

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Friday, March 6th, 2015

Student Self-Injury Awareness

Posted by ISOC Team Filed under: *Hot Topics*, Courses, Programs

March 1 is Self-Injury Awareness Day, as well as the beginning of Self-Harm Awareness Month. Self harm can be found in many forms – from cutting, burning or scratching oneself, to punching or kicking objects, to the most frequent method to result in hospitalization, which is poisoning oneself with alcohol, chemicals, illegal drugs or prescription […]

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