Crime Prevention for Schools

  • Creating a safe learning environment is critical to the educational process.  In order for students to learn and grow, a partnership among students, parents, teachers and other community institutions must work together to prevent school violence and take action.

    Here are some practical suggestions for all stakeholders to consider:

     Students

    • Settle arguments with words and positive dialogue.
    • Do not carry weapons to school.
    • Report crimes or suspicious activities to the police, School Resource Officer, or parents.
    • Tell a school official immediately if you see another student with a gun, knife, or other weapon.
    • Tell a teacher, parent or trusted adult if you are worried about a bully, threats or violence by another student.
    • Don’t use alcohol or drugs, and stay away from places and people associated with them.
    • Get involved in your school’s anti-violence activities.

     Parents 

    • Teach your children how to reduce their risks of becoming crime victims.
    • Know your child s whereabouts at all times.
    • Set clear rules about acceptable activities and behavior in advance.
    • Ask your children about what goes on during the school day. Listen to what they say and take their concerns and worries seriously.
    • Help your children learn non-violent ways to handle frustration, anger and conflict.
    • Become involved in your child’s school activities, PTA and field trips.