This week is America’s Safe Schools Week, and NEA has compiled a variety of resources for educators. Check out the links below to help students and parents learn about and advocate for school safety, bullying prevention, reducing violence, improving discipline, and increasing student attendance.
Ready, a public service campaign from The Federal Emergency Management Agency, provides resources for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. Games, activities, and PDF booklets cover emergencies and natural disasters. What’s Happening in Your State? is a clickable map with state-specific information about recent events and large-scale disasters.
School Safety Resources links to articles, websites, and checklists for elementary school principals on the prevention, management, and aftermath of safety issues.
Free Resources from the National School Safety Center offers a source of PDF fact sheets and other resources on a variety of issues from terrorism threats to bullying. Resources are suitable for educators and parents.
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools is a source for educators of emergency planning guides, webinars, and resources covering natural disasters and other emergencies. A Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans describes a six-step planning process.
Sensible Solutions for Safer Schools is a collaborative report for educators from VIVA and National Education Association Idea Exchange that makes recommendations for creating safer schools. Download the full report.
The National Association of School Psychologists offers School Safety and Crisis information for educators including materials that cover trauma, suicide prevention, grief, and crisis prevention and intervention.
The CDC’s Safe Youth. Safe Schools provides resources for parents, students, and educators about safety issues getting to school, in school, and during sports and physical activity as well as research and data resources.