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Increasing School Safety While Reducing Liability

Day-to-Day Management = Crisis Management Most schools conduct annual or biannual drills on significant activities such as active shooter, tornado or bomb threats. It is critically important to co... Read More...

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Educators & Ed-tech Stewards of Privacy

The use of educational technology is growing at an astounding rate in the U.S. and that growth raises privacy concerns from students, parents, teachers, and administrators regarding the collection an... Read More...

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IS ‘LOCKING DOWN’ THE BEST RESPONSE FOR AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT?

My wife, Alison, works in a building with 500 or so third, fourth and fifth graders in a suburb north of Chicago; she’s a Speech and Language Pathologist. We’ve been talking about responses to an act... Read More...

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School Security Gets Its Head in the Clouds Deploying Modern Video Surveillance in Educational Institutions

Schools, universities and colleges have always viewed safety as a high priority. These institutions are the keepers of our society’s most valuable asset, our future. Keeping students and staff safe i... Read More...

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3 WAYS TO ADDRESS CYBERBULLYING

Cyberbullying — the use of technology to threaten, harass, humiliate or target another person — is a serious problem at schools nationwide. In several high-profile cases, cyberbullying was cited as... Read More...

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FATAL FLAWS IN YOUR ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE

The deadliest phase of an active shooter is over in the first four to eight minutes, statistically before the police can arrive and deploy. This means your teachers, employees and staff are the first... Read More...

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BACKGROUND CHECKS AND WHY THEY MATTER

So, what is a background check? There are many kinds of background checks carried out for various reasons. The specific type discussed in this article is an employment background check — employment c... Read More...

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WIRELESS TOOLS HELP PRESERVE FACILITY SECURITY

Wireless is quickly becoming the standard in the security marketplace. Installed in residential homes, commercial buildings, banks, historical sites, hospitals and educational campuses of all sizes, ... Read More...

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SAFETY, SECURITY, & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - THE PERFECT SCHOOL?

In the past, schools were responsible for educating students; today, they are also responsible for physically protecting students. People have traditionally worked hard to send their children to the ... Read More...

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Active Shooter Drills Training Without Traumatizing

Unannounced active shooter drills might seem a perfect way to train staff for the unthinkable.  What better way could there be to accurately test and gauge a staff’s response to an armed intruder tha... Read More...

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The Importance of Situation Awareness in K-12 Emergency Operations Planning.

Over the past decade, as the severity and frequency of violent events on school campuses have increased, school administrators have sought to harden school campuses and better train school personnel.... Read More...

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The Roadmap to Emergency Preparedness

In today’s unpredictable environment, emergency planning has become a critical element for executive management. Within the education sector, these responsibilities fall on principals and presidents,... Read More...

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UNDERSTANDING CYBERBULLYING THROUGH IMMERSION: EDUCATE, EMPOWER, ENGAGE

Today’s technology has taken on a life of its own. Words such as “tweet,” “hashtag,” “snap” and “follow” have become integrated into our daily vocabulary. Every day there seems to be a new social med... Read More...

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Spray Away

Spray Em’ Away New!!! Finally, an aromatherapy for kids! Give your students a tangible, empowering tool in their life toolbox. It’s an all natural room and linen spray lightly scented with ext... Read More...

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Three Strategies to School Emergency Response Preparedness

As schools around the nation, and the people within their walls, continue to be the target of violence, school districts are increasing spending on school safety and security. For example, Baltimore ... Read More...

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