Lincoln, NE, August 13, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- In order for students to achieve academically, they must feel secure and comfortable in their learning environment. Yet surveys and studies show schools are struggling to address student safety, bullying, cyberbullying, campus violence, suicide, and many other safety challenges.
Over 20% of students feel unsafe at school due to direct or observed teasing, threats, bullying, and other stressors.
Bullying has become a parent’s greatest fear when it comes to their children’s safety. Thirty percent of parents fear bullying and cyber bullying over kidnapping, domestic terrorism, car accidents, suicide or any other incident.
62% of National Education Association members indicated they witnessed bullying two or more times a month.
Incidents of targeted violence at school rarely were sudden, impulsive acts. In over 80% of the incidents, at least one person had information that the attacker was thinking about or planning the school attack.
As students head back to school this month, school safety is on the minds of parents and administrators everywhere. In support of National School Safety Month, Awareity will be awarding their proven TIPS (Threat Assessment, Incident Management and Prevention Services) platform free to one deserving school. Teachers, Parents and Administrators can visit www.tipsprevent.com/SchoolSafetyContest.asp to nominate their school and explain why they deserve to receive TIPS free for the 2011-2012 school year.
TIPS is a comprehensive and proven web-based platform that empowers school administration to improve awareness and accountability and more effectively connect the dots with teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members. TIPS gives individuals the ability to be heard anonymously or non-anonymously when reporting warning signs and incidents or responding to surveys throughout the year. With Awareity’s TIPS, students and parents can report:
- Threats to Harm
- Drug/Alcohol Abuse
- Suicidal Threats
Most incidents in schools are preventable, but schools cannot prevent what they don’t know about and schools cannot connect the dots with paper-based, spreadsheet-based and other 20th century approaches that lessons learned clearly show do not work with 21st century challenges. TIPS is the best platform available today to ensure incidents reported are shared with appropriate personnel and all actions (investigations, tracking, reminders, searches, audit-ready / legal-ready documentation and more) are secured and accessible on-demand.
TIPS is helping schools prevent the preventable and proactively address mounting challenges like bullying, cyberbullying, school violence and more. To nominate your school in the Back to School Safety contest visit www.tipsprevent.com/SchoolSafetyContest.asp.
Awareity helps leading organizations prevent the preventable and transform the status quo. Awareity is reinventing the way schools improve safety and helping organizations prevent regulatory failures, compliance fines, lawsuits, privacy breaches, safety disconnects, operational challenges, ethical lapses, incident reporting failures, workplace violence and more. Awareity offers an innovative and cost-effective platform to connect the dots, eliminate embarrassing gaps and realize a better bottom line. For more information visit www.awareity.com or contact Awareity at email@example.com.