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 2010, 30 percent of youth did not report violence to the police because they reported it to a school official. It is then the school official’s responsibility to report the incident. If a report slips through the cracks, of if students do not have an easy way of reporting concerns, bigger issues may occur.
The award-winning Student Bullying and Violence Prevention Program includes student and staff training, anonymous reporting tools and crisis hotlines, a district-specific plan for addressing student bullying and violence prevention, and more. Once a report is submitted, administrators automatically are alerted via email (and sometimes by phone through a call tree, if the threat is imminent) that a report has been filed, ensuring the issue is handled quickly. Email us to learn how your district can use these customizable tools to help create a safer learning environment for your district.