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:
- 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.
- 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.