School safety should be a top priority for any school administrator. Safety is an issue which should be tackled. Schools should be prepared to take on any threats or in the event of a natural disaster. Schools should prevent these issues and be prepared to quickly respond to emergencies.
Here are some tips to improve security among schools
1. Improve safety
Schools must have existing safety precautions. However, it’s also important to improve these existing ones. You can provide additional lighting in the school’s parking lot or install fences and security camera. Make sure emergency power solutions are also employed. Know which problems exist and identify the steps you need to do to correct these mistakes.
2. Emergency Response Team
If there’s an emergency situation, schools need to make sure the staff and even the teachers can respond quickly. Be proactive to avoid school safety issues. Create an emergency response team and make sure everyone knows the roles they need to play if an emergency situation arises.
3. Communication System
Communication is vital, especially in an emergency situation. You need to be able to communicate with all your staff and students. Make sure you have two-way radios and other mobile devices with access to staff and student data. You also need to have access to medical information and emergency contact numbers.
4. Define, Publicize, Practice
Make sure you have a clear set of emergency rules and protocols for your staff and students to follow. They need to know these safety precautions and you need to have a drill every year to practice what to do in such a situation. The faculty and staff need to be properly trained on how to react and defuse situations that violate school policies.
5. Improve relationship with students
Prevent issues from happening by improving your relationship with students. Encourage open communication and get to know your students. Implement school programs that foster the school’s relationship with the students. Show them that they are valued and acknowledged.
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Fazreen Razeek from Edarabia.com has served the education industry for over 5 years. He collaborates and works alongside education-marketing agencies, event organizers, and educational Institutions ranging from nurseries, schools, and universities to develop and execute their marketing strategies. He is extremely passionate about education technology and also writes for various local and international publications. A graduate with High Distinction from the Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, Fazreen holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Marketing & Management.