School Safety Documents and Resources
Bullying and Harassment for Teens
Describes bullying, what a teenager can do if he or she is a victim of bullying, statistics, how to get help for oneself or a friend. Includes references to other sources of information. For more information please visit the NCVC website.
Center for Safe Schools
Seeks creative and effective solutions to problems that disrupt the educational process and affect school safety. The center provides training and technical assistance and has a clearinghouse of video and print materials to help schools identify and implement effective programs and practices.
Child Victims and the Law
Provides educators with the necessary information and resources to help students who have been the victims of a crime. For more information please visit the NCVC website.
Dating Violence Information for Teens
Defines dating violence, controlling behavior, verbal and emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. Provides statistics on dating violence, where to get help, how to help oneself and others. For more information please visit the NCVC website.
How to Help a Friend
Tells teenagers what they can do to help a friend who is the victim of a crime, how to recognize a victim through behavior, things to say and not say, reporting the crime, and secondary victimization. For more information please visit the NCVC website.
Information for Parents of Teens
Helps parents identify behaviors signaling that a teenager has been a victim of a crime, what to do to help, things to say and not say, options, and secondary victimization. For more information please visit the NCVC website.
National Association of School Resource Officers
A not-for-profit organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security and safety professionals working in partnership to protect students, school faculty and staff, and the schools they attend. A wide array of services and programs assist members in developing the most effective programs for their communities.
National School Safety Center
Serves as an advocate for safe, secure, peaceful schools and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence. Provides school communities and their school safety partners with information, resources, consultations, and training services. It identifies and promotes strategies, promising practices, and programs that support safe schools.
NCJRS: In the Spotlight: School Safety
A resource on school safety that includes the most up-to-date, comprehensive information, including facts and figures, legislation, publications, grants and funding, programs, training and technical assistance, related resources, NCJRS abstracts of documents and a calendar of events search for related events.
Safety Tips for Children: Grades K-5
Describes sexual assault in language that young children can understand, things a child should not let adults and older children do to them, how to prevent being abducted, and what to do if abducted. Also describes safety measures when alone at home and gun safety. For more information please visit the NCVC website.
Safety Tips for Children: Sexual Assault
Written in easily understandable language, it presents information on what a child should know if he or she is sexually assaulted, what adults should not do to a child, how to prevent being abducted. Also covered is safety when home alone and gun safety. For more information please visit the NCVC website.
School Crime: K-12
Provides an overview of problems facing schools today: firearms, drug and alcohol abuse, gangs, sexual crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, and homicide. Also highlights the general security measures recommended by the National School Safety Center. For more information please visit the NCVC website.
School Critical Incident Planning: An Internet Resource Directory
The resources gathered on this Internet site are intended to assist law enforcement and school personnel to prepare for, respond to, and resolve critical incidents in schools.
Teen Dating Violence
Answers questions about dating violence, steps for victims to take, advice on how to help a friend, and resources on domestic violence and stalking safety plans, sexual assault, and protection orders. For more information please visit the NCVC website.
Victim Services in Schools
Offers the creation of school-based victim service programs as and effective way to prevent victimization in schools and to address the needs of those who are victimized. Also provides a bibliography, additional resources, and more information on school-based action plans. For more information please visit the NCVC website.
Violence Involving Youth
Explores an alternative program to address youth violence in which at-risk youth meet with inmates to see first hand the consequences of antisocial, criminal behavior. Also stresses the importance on online safety awareness for youth and provides contact information for information on youth violence-prevention programs. For more information please visit the NCVC website.