Top 10 School SafetyInternet ResourcesByMelissa Winfield
NEA (National Education Association)• http://www.nea.org/home/4469• This site has numerouslinks to various areas ofschool safety as it relatesto educators. Some ofthe topics include:Bullying, CrisisIntervention, InternetSafety and ViolencePrevention.
Playground Safety• http://playgroundsafety.org• This site gives usersinformation on propersafety regulations forplaygrounds. It alsogives a checklist oftips to playgroundsafety.
10 Safety Tips Flyer• http://www.grantleadership.com/uploads/4/3/9/7/439• This link is to a list of 10safety tips for parents andstudents offered by theTimothy L. JohnsonAcademy in Fort Wayne.This is a great resourcethat can be sent home toparents at the beginningof the year. It can also beused for students duringschool safety week.
Active Shooter PPT• http://www.state.nj.us/education/scho• This power point presentationis a great resource that can beused for staff development. Itcontains detailed informationon safety considerations fordealing with an active shooter.It was constructed by a deputyfrom the Los Angeles CountySheriff’s Department.
Stop Bullying Now• http://www.stopbullying.go• This is a greatwebsite that providesusers with informationon what bullying is,who’s at risk, cyberbullying, and on howto respond to andprevent bullying.
Education World• http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/archives/safety.shtml• Education World has aplethora of articles andinformation on schoolviolence and safety thatcan be used foradministration, parentsand educators.
Kids Health• http://kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/• This site has a section forkids and for teens. In theteens section, there are avariety of articles onschool violence, bullyingand safety that are meantspecifically for teenagers.
Bullying in Schools Guide• http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/Publications/e07063414-guide.pdf• This bullying prevention guidewas put out by the U.S. Dept.of Justice and was actuallymeant for police. However,much of the information in thisguide could easily be adaptedand used during a staffdevelopment meeting forteachers. There is a lot ofinformation on bullying, it’simplications and preventionstrategies.
48 Hours News Report on Bullying• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0frWMWrX9qE• In this video clip thenews show, 48 Hours,focuses on the plightof bullying in schoolsacross America andthe steps one schoolis taking to prevent it.
The National PTA• http://www.pta.org/content.cfm?ItemNumber=984• This site offers a list of 10strategies parents canemploy to help preventviolence in their schoolcommunities. This is agreat resource that canbe made available duringopen house at thebeginning of the year.