Thursday, December 28th, 2017

School and Student Safety in the News

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Crisis Response, Internet Safety, Social Media, Student Violence, Student Well-Being

We scoured the headlines for topics you would find informative – here’s what we found

How active shooters are changing school security in the US,” CNN: According to a recent Government Accountability Office survey, two-thirds of schools in the U.S. conduct active-shooter exercises and nearly all of them have a plan if a shooter comes into the school. Programs like ALICE – which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate – are training educators how to react if a crisis should occur.

Facebook’s new messaging app for kids sparks controversy,” Australian Financial Review: With Facebook’s new Messenger Kids, children younger than 13, the minimum age a user can join Facebook’s flagship platform, can connect with trusted adults.

The Preventable Problem That Schools Ignore,” The Atlantic: According to LoveisRespect.org, approximately 1.5 million U.S. high school students are physically abused by dating partners every year. Youth from low-income backgrounds, marginalized racial and ethnic groups, and LGBTQ students are at the greatest risk of experiencing such harm, and the results can be devastating.

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