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Pennsylvania SB 144 Trauma-Informed Training

Trauma is the psychological, emotional response to a life event or experience that’s deeply disturbing or distressing to an individual. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are...

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Student Mental Health a Growing Concern Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

A recent survey of 3,300 teenagers (ages 13-19) conducted by America’s Promise Alliance found that teens are more concerned than usual about their health and their...

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Texas HB 3834 Cybersecurity Training from SafeSchools Training

According to CPO Magazine, there is a ransomware attack every 14 seconds in the U.S. But, did you know that cyber attacks on schools tripled...

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COVID-19: Cleaning and Disinfecting Chemicals in Your Schools

As states and communities in the U.S. begin to reopen from COVID-19 restrictions, schools are planning for how they can best help protect students, teachers,...

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School Tip Lines Seen as an Effective School Safety Strategy

School tip lines, or anonymous tip reporting systems, are designed to help school leaders receive information about potential school safety threats, bullying, or concerns related...

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School Violence Prevention: Lessons From the Front Lines

On-Demand Webinar with Dr. Scott Poland It is essential that that school and community personnel know the incidence of school violence and be up to...

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Online Training Provides Continuity During COVID-19 and Beyond

As educational institutions prepare for summer and the back-to-school season, a lot of uncertainties remain. What will schools look like when (or even if) they...

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On-demand youth suicide prevention webinar

Youth Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention in Schools

On-Demand Webinar with Dr. Scott Poland Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for teens in the U.S., and suicide rates have doubled...

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Safety Alert: COVID-19 and Cybersecurity

Last year, we saw an uptick in news stories on educational institutions and cyber attacks. That aligns with a report from the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource...

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How Schools Can Increase Mental Health Support to Students

There is a mental health crisis in America, and many of America’s high school students are struggling. Fortunately, the government is recognizing the importance of...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it’s vital school staff and administrators recognize potential mental health issues in students. The statistics surrounding mental health...

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Improving Student Safety on the School Bus

According to the American School Bus Council, an estimated 480,000 school buses carry 26 million children – more than half of America’s schoolchildren – each...

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Support Remote Professional Development for Your Staff

As the debate continues around when and how schools will reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic, education leaders are focusing their discussions on what it will...

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New Title IX Enforcement Initiative for K-12 Public Schools

In February, the U.S. Department of Education announced a new Title IX enforcement initiative, led by the Department’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The objective...

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45% Reduction in Workers’ Comp Claims for North Carolina District

Increasing Efficiency & Accountability by Managing Compliance Training Online Catawba County Schools, in North Carolina, adopted the SafeSchools Online Training System in 2016. Catawba serves...

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Safety Alert: ‘Dabbing’ Isn’t Just a Dance Anymore

You may have heard students talk about dabbing, and thought they were referring to the popular dance. But, dabbing is a discreet way to ingest...

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Coronavirus Resources for K-12 Schools

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak spreads throughout the United States and schools around the country are forced to close, district leaders are faced with a...

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Examining the Youth Suicide Crisis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a 56% increase in the rate of suicide among those aged 10...

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2019 Top OSHA Citations

Every year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases its top ten citations. Unfortunately, the list remains relatively the same year after year. Top...

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SafeSchools Training Student Courses Survey Blog Post

SafeSchools Training Student Courses: Customer Survey Report

At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, we launched the new SafeSchools Training Student Courses with customized course collections for students in grades 9-12...

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School Violence Report: Identification & Prevention are Key

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) analyzed 41 incidents of targeted K-12 school violence that occurred from 2008-2017. The biggest takeaway –...

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Improving Access and Ability to Respond to Safety Concerns in Muscogee County Schools

As Reported in the Ledger-Enquirer on Dec. 02, 2019 Have safety concerns at your kid’s school? There are easy ways to report them. It’s now...

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Mid-Year Safety Compliance Check for K-12 Schools

Can you believe that the school year is nearly halfway through? Now is a great time to do a mid-year training and compliance check to...

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Safety Alert: Vape Pens and Drugs

By now, most people are aware of the dangers of vape pens. But, did you know that a concerning number of teens are using vape...

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Cherokee County School District Keeps Students Safe with Anonymous Tip Reporting

Cherokee County School District (CCSD) is a high performing school system in Metro Atlanta, with 42 schools, 4,800 employees, and 42,200+ students. The district’s top...

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See Something, Say Something. SafeSchools Alert.

As reported on FetchYourNews.com, January 12, 2020 Blue Ridge, Ga. – School safety continues to be a top priority for the Fannin County School System....

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School Safety 2020: Managing Both Physical Safety and Cybersecurity

When it comes to school safety, most people think about the physical safety of students and staff on school campuses. Without question, preparing for and...

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Preventing School Violence and Incidents Before they Occur

Preventing school violence is at the forefront of concerns for educators, administrators, parents, and students. Schools are faced with a range of threats of violence...

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Greater Cincinnati Students Using Anonymous Tip Line to Report Threats

As Seen on WLWT: Students increasingly using school tip lines to report potential threats of self-harm, violence At Mason City Schools, signs are posted that...

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New Vaping Prevention Resources to Address Dangers of Growing Student Vaping Crisis

At Vector Solutions, we rely on thought leaders, professional organizations, and advisory school districts that provide us with ongoing insight into school safety needs. In...

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Safety Alert: The Growing Vaping Crisis

It’s hard to miss the headlines about the recent outbreak of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products. E-cigarettes are battery-powered...

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

The news has unfortunately been flooded with reports of kids tragically taking their own lives. Some people may think that talking about bullying, suicide, and...

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Cybersecurity for Schools

Over 1.5 million people worldwide become victims of cybercrime every day. Educational institutions are no exception, as these recent news headlines confirm:  School District Delays...

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Sexual Harassment Prevention in Schools

In recent years, the headlines regarding sexual misconduct by school staff members with students have become all too familiar. Approximately 4.5 million students are subject...

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Cyberbullying: What Educators Need to Know

Cyberbullies’ actions can have a greater and longer lasting effect than traditional physical bullying. Cyberbullying has quickly become a serious problem among children from elementary...

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Back to School: Getting Ahead of Bullying

In the education world, bullying prevention has become a major focal point over the last few years, and there’s no longer a question about the...

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District Saves 40 Hours a Year in Meeting Time with SafeSchools Training

Aberdeen School District 06-1, in South Dakota, serves roughly 4,500 students and 600 employees in 9 schools. The district adopted the SafeSchools Online Training System in 2014 to shift their safety and compliance...

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Top 5 Back-to-School Safety Concerns

Providing students with a positive, safe learning environment is always top of mind for districts and school administrators. But, with so many threats towards overall...

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Hartford Public Schools Reaches 97% Completion Rate for Safety and Compliance Training

Hartford Public Schools is the largest public school district in Connecticut, with over 20,000 students and 3,000 employees in 46 schools. Since 2017, staff members...

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Announcing the Launch of SafeSchools Training Safety Courses for Students for the 2019-20 School Year

As the leading provider of online compliance training for school employees, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new SafeSchools Training safety courses for...

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Top OSHA Citations – SafeSchools Can Help

Every year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases its top ten citations. Unfortunately, the list remains relatively the same year after year. The...

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District Launches Innovative Badge Program to Recognize Employees Who Complete Safety Training

Royse City Independent School District in Texas is home to almost 5,500 students and 800 employees in 9 schools. With other curriculum demands, district administrators...

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Maine DOE Partners with Vector Solutions to Provide Important Bullying Course to Schools

The Maine Department of Education has partnered with Vector Solutions to provide their SafeSchools Online Staff Training System and Bullying: Recognition & Response course to all schools...

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Introducing the SafeSchools Alert Mobile App – Easily and Anonymously Report Tips

Students often know what’s happening in your district before you do. The SafeSchools Alert Mobile App makes it easy to stay connected to your school...

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Cyberbullying Prevention Tips to Help Keep Your School & Students Safe

  Cyberbullies’ actions can have a greater and longer lasting effect than traditional physical bullying. Cyberbullying has quickly become a serious problem among children from...

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Customer Webinar Series: SafeSchools Training Back-to-School Best Practices

We recently hosted a SafeSchools Training webinar highlighting best practices within the SafeSchools Training System for back-to-school. Topics covered in the 30-minute webinar include: New and Updated Courses...

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Streamline PD Tracking for All Staff with SafeSchools Training & TeachPoint

Helping districts improve school safety is one of our top priorities. But we’re also focused on providing busy school leaders with solutions that streamline cumbersome...

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SafeSchools Alert Tip Reporting

North Hills Adopts SafeSchools Alert to Anonymously Report Bullying, Violence

Bullies in the North Hills School District who rely on the silence of their victims to keep up their scare tactics will soon be a...

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Customer Webinar Series: SafeSchools Training End of Year Best Practices

We recently hosted a SafeSchools Training webinar highlighting best practices and new courses and features within your system. Topics covered in the 30-minute webinar include:...

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Free Aftermath of Tragedy Course

On May 18, 2018, our education community was again tragically affected. Ten lives were lost and a local community shattered after a 17-year-old gunman opened...

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Corpus Christi ISD Provides Active Shooter Training Through SafeSchools Training

Corpus Christi ISD employees have until the end of March to complete an online course on active shooter training, Corpus Christi ISD chief of police...

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Anonymous Alert System: What Local Schools Are Doing to Address Threats

RICHLAND, Wash. – Following tragic school shootings and acts of violence like we saw Wednesday in Florida, school safety is at the forefront in our...

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Anonymous Tip of Suicidal Student with Firearm Prompts Alert

  MASON, OH (FOX19) – Several Mason parents are on alert after receiving a school notice saying, “MHS students have shown signs of suicide, and have...

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Anonymous Tip Keeps Students Safe at Lee’s Summit North High School

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A student brought an unloaded gun to Lee’s Summit North High School Thursday. According to the Lee’s Summit School District, the...

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School District Hopes Anonymity Will Spur Tips

The Blaine School District has launched an anonymous tip line that district officials hope will make it easier for people to report safety concerns. The...

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SafeSchools Alert System Provides Anonymous Tip Hotline for Students

RICHLAND, WA – After yesterday’s terrible shooting in south Florida, we wanted to check in with our local schools to see if there’s anything new...

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Elkhorn Public Schools Launches SafeSchools Alert

Elkhorn Public Schools is giving students and parents a new resource to ensure safety. In a letter to parents, Elkhorn Superintendent Bary Habrock points to...

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Teen Dating Violence – Is Your District Prepared?

According to a new study, 76% of high school principals surveyed say they do not have a procedure or policy in place to respond to...

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Mental Health Awareness

With the recent school shootings in Arizona and Ohio, it’s important for your staff to know and understand the link between student behavior and mental...

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Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than six million children are reported as abused or neglected each year. April is...

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SafeSchools Incident Tracking System

We heard your valuable feedback: while all accidents are incidents, not all incidents are accidents, and so we’re thrilled to announce that our SafeSchools Accident...

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Online SDS Management System

Are you tired of trying to manage a large number of safety data sheets (SDSs) in binders all around your building? Does rummaging through all...

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How Online Special Education PD Can Complement Your Existing Training

How is your school or district currently training employees and staff on special-education related topics? Many schools and districts are effectively using online training to...

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Florida School Shooting

On February 14th, 17 people tragically died when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The gunman, 19, arrived...

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Updated SafeSchools Training Course – Back Injury & Lifting

Our Creative Services team recently updated the Back Injury & Lifting course in the SafeSchools Online Staff Training System. We’ve updated the content and added a...

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Safety Alert: Blue Whale Challenge

School districts are warning parents about a widely discussed social-media app that purports to instruct preteens to carry out increasingly dangerous tasks and self-harm over...

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Free Whitepaper: Is Your District Prepared for a School Safety Lawsuit?

Michael Dorn, the nation’s leading school safety expert and SafeSchools Training author, shares his firsthand experience about how he’s helped schools and districts successfully defend...

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School Bus Safety Company Courses

Did you know that you can add specialized online school bus driver training from the School Bus Safety Company (SBSC) to your SafeSchools Online Staff Training...

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New SafeSchools Training Course: Title VI

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of legislation. It outlaws discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, and...

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Safety Alert: Sexual Assaults

Across the U.S., thousands of students have been sexually assaulted, by other students, in high schools, junior highs and even elementary schools – a hidden...

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Training Made Easy for Baltimore County Public Schools

For a big district like Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland, it can be challenging to maintain a record of training compliance for a large...

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