Keeping schools’ safe enables kids to look forward to a setting that encourages social and creative learning. For better education and growth, students of all ages need a secure learning atmosphere. Most of the time children who feel unsafe at school perform worse academically and are more at risk for getting indulged in drugs and delinquency. Few reasons school safety is important include;
• Increased Violence in School
Increased violence in schools is a major concern for the education sectors. Violent acts in schools occur at all educational level with most students getting involved in at least one physical fight at school. Witnessing acts of violence can also cause intense fear in students as well as staff members, making the school environment a distressing place.
It is important that every child’s attendance be marked thrice a day while sending messages to parents if their wards are absent and children shouldn’t be punished in such a way that could cause mental or physical trauma.
• Digital Safety
With a higher number of teachers using technology to educate their students, the need to understand and promote safe internet usage is critical. Online, children are at risk of being bullied by peers and being taken advantage of by adults preying on younger folks. Exposure to inappropriate content and disturbing images and language should also be considered when using computers or tablets in the classroom.
• Encouraging Healthy Environment
Safety in schools is necessary to support the academic success of each child. It provides them the opportunity to learn and achieve their dreams. A policy on school safety promotes learning and feeling of school unity with a decreased level of violence.