Students have a role in school safety.
Get involved in keeping yourself and your school
- Follow the Student Code of Conduct.
- Know and follow the school's safety policies.
- Follow the school rules.
- Confide with an adult (parent, teacher, counselor, etc.)
when personally experiencing symptoms of depression.
- Listen to the concerns of friends and encourage them to
seek appropriate help.
- Avoid becoming a victim--- avoid high-risk situations
and seek help from adults.
- Serve as a big brother/big sister, peer tutor, or mentor
for a younger student.
- Refrain from teasing, bullying, and harassing other
students, and be tolerant of their differences.
- Learn ways to resist negative peer pressure.
- Speak out and refuse to participate in negative or
For Safety Preparedness
- Actively participate in school safety/violence
prevention programs such as conflict management, problems
solving teams, peer mediation, and community service.
- Serve on the school safety team to provide ideas on how
to improve school safety.
- Work with teacher and administrators to develop a safe
way to report threats.
- Learn who to go to with information and concerns about
known or potential violence, bullying, and harassment.
- Immediately report suspicious behaviors, threats of
violence, drug sale or use, bullying and victimization,
vandalism, or suicide to school officials or other
For Responding to Crises Situations
- In the absence of adult direction, decide where it is
safest to be and remain there.
- If a violent situation occurs, notify the first
- Follow instructions of school, law enforcement officials
or other emergency response personnel.
- Assist teachers and staff in determining who is
accounted for and who is not.
- If able, assist injured persons.
- Calm and reassure peers.
For Recovering from a Crisis Situation
- Share all related information with law enforcement
officials, teachers, and school staff.
- Do not speculate or perpetuate rumors.
- Seek counseling and other opportunities to deal with
stress and grief.