CARMEL, IN (INGERSOLL RAND NEWS SERVICE) -- To provide comprehensive information on school safety to U.S. educators, students and parents, Security Technologies has created a new “safe school” micro-site within its website. Launched to support schools during National Safe Schools Week, October 17-23, the new site includes four sections:
1. Safe School Activities – Suggested activities are offered for National Safe Schools Week, broken down into pages specifically for students and staff, the community at large and another for emergency responders. Among the activities listed is how to start a “safe home” program, providing a safe place for children to go when endangered or needing assistance.
2. Safety and Security – Pages on risk mitigation, prospective seminars and security solutions are provided.
3. Facts about School Safety – This section lives up to its name by offering information, such as how 1.3 million high school students are threatened or injured with weapons on school property every year.
4. Resources – More than two dozen links to sites as diverse as the Federal Grant Program to Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) can be found here.
“We felt that it was very important to support this special week by creating a website full of helpful information and ideas concerning school safety for principals, security/safety directors and superintendents,” said Beverly Vigue, Security Technologies vice president, education markets. “Since there is so much information that is valuable beyond National Safe Schools Week, we plan to keep the site live until at least the end of this year. In addition, we’ll be e-mailing educators, informing them of the site.”