A Positive School Climate and Student Safety

A Positive School Climate and Student Safety

Schools are an essential part of many children and teens’ support system. The COVID-19 pandemic brought light to just how important this support system is. According to CDC data, emergency rooms saw a spike in visits from children for reasons related to mental...
Are Districts Liable For Student Safety?

Are Districts Liable For Student Safety?

Student safety at school has been a subject of confusion and conversation for years. Schools are responsible for education, but are they responsible for student safety, too? And to what extent? Are schools responsible for crimes committed on school grounds? With the...
How Should Schools Implement Bullying Legislation?

How Should Schools Implement Bullying Legislation?

According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, as many as one in five students experience bullying. Fifteen percent of bullying incidents occur online. Bullying often results in lowered levels of classroom engagement and academic performance. However, the...
How Alabama Cyberstalking Laws Affect Schools

How Alabama Cyberstalking Laws Affect Schools

In the U.S., 7.5 million people report stalking each year, and 1 in 4 of those victims reported cyberstalking. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we communicate, learn, and live. Students now spend more time on the computer than ever. Consequently, they face a...
Social-Emotional Learning and Cyberbullying Prevention

Social-Emotional Learning and Cyberbullying Prevention

With social distancing and the shift to distance learning, students spend more time online than ever. Therefore, it’s more important than ever to educate students about cyberbullying. Often, teaching students how to recognize cyberbullying is the first step to...
Distance Learning, Student Safety, and the CARES Act

Distance Learning, Student Safety, and the CARES Act

In early 2020, the coronavirus pandemic completely altered the educational landscape in the United States. Suddenly, schools were forced to transition from in-person to online instruction: a change necessary to preserve the physical safety of faculty, students, and...