Thursday, September 17th, 2015

5 Things to Consider When Creating a Bullying Prevention Program for Your District

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Internet Safety, Programs

Unfortunately, bullying is still an issue we must address in schools. According to stopbullying.gov, 28 percent of U.S. students in grades 6-12 have experienced bullying. The long-term effects of bullying –a higher risk of depression, obesity, substance abuse and more – can lead to profound issues within our society. State and federal government legislatures have been taking steps […]

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Customer Highlight: Belle Plaine Unified School District 357

Posted by ISOC Team Filed under: Compliance, Courses, MSDS, Workers' Comp

Belle Plaine Unified School District (USD) 357 in Belle Plaine, KS, implemented WORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite in the fall of 2012. The additional risk management support was a welcome resource since administrators throughout the district wore so many hats. One of the district’s top needs was deploying required safety training and ensuring employee completion of these […]

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Important Training to Consider

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Compliance, Courses, Internet Safety

At WORKS, we stay ahead of legislation and topical issues to anticipate your district staff training needs. Part of this is, of course, state or federally mandated trainings, but districts may also want to deploy additional training courses to address growing concerns within their district. We have more than 400 courses – including both mandated […]

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Technology’s Role in Teens’ Friendships

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Internet Safety

The Pew Research Center examined the role technology plays in teens’ social lives in its new report titled “Teens, Technology and Friendships.” Researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,060 teens between the ages 13-17 online from September-October 2014 and February-March 2015, and conducted 16 online and in-person focus groups in April 2014 and November […]

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