ERIC Number: ED396860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
How Can We Help Make Schools Safe for Children?
Robinson, Chester R.; Fuller, James O.
The primary cause of anxiety for many parents today is protecting their children from acts of violence at school. This brochure discusses what steps parents and school administrators can take to make schools safer. First, the brochure discusses what is being done to ensure children's safety in school, such as teaching prevention skills, providing alternatives to gangs, improving school design, and monitoring visitors carefully. The brochure also explains how parents can help their children practice safe behavior: not talking to strangers, observing the safety-in-numbers rule, and choosing friends carefully. Next, the brochure provides suggestions for how parents can help ensure safety in their children's schools, including visiting frequently, becoming members of the school's parent teacher organization, and being acquainted with their children's friends and their families. Finally, the brochure lists organizations parents can contact for additional information. A list of sources related to the brochure is included. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.