This summer, we asked nearly 400 K-12 educators and school employees from across the United States to share their views on school violence - and how to combat it. Here’s what they had to say.
School violence can be either physical, mental, or emotional, and it comes in varying degrees. No matter what, school violence harms the well-being of students and staff, as well as their overall sense of safety and security. The debate surrounding school violence has reached the national level, and it has highlighted the need for all stakeholders to take action, including students, teachers, parents, and administrators.
The majority of our survey respondents say their schools are taking steps to address school violence, and that they feel safe on a daily basis and prepared to respond to a crisis. These educators want more, however.