STATISTICS AND STUDIES
Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates
The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States
Background on the Safe School Initiative Reports
Victims and the Media Program
From the Michigan State University's School of Journalism, this site "educates journalists of today and tomorrow about how to report on victims of violence and catastrophe with the dignity, compassion and sensitivity they deserve." It provides journalists information on trauma and the impact it can have on them. Includes a three-week online course for victim advocates and service providers on how to Build an Effective Media Strategy.
USC's J-Spot: Covering Murder at Your School
Tips and suggestions for high school papers
Center at Georgetown University for the Study of Violence: Violence News
Center for the Prevention of School Violence
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence: Violence in American Schools
College Drinking Study (April 2002)
A study by the federally supported Task Force on College Drinking estimated that drinking by college students contributes to 1,400 deaths, 500,000 injuries and 70,000 cases of sexual assault or date rape a year.
The Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study (April 2002)
Despite a decade of alcohol awareness education programs. on America's college campuses, little has changed in student alcohol use. In addition, there has been a 31 percent increase in the number of binge drinkers at all women's colleges from 1993 to 2001, according to the study.
U.S. Department of
Education Campus Security Stats
A searchable database of crime at more than 6,000 colleges and universities. The database contains
statistics for criminal offenses,
hate offenses and arrests for the past three years.
U.S. Department of Education: Safe and Drug Free Schools Program
U.S. Departments of Energy and Justice: The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security
Technologies in U.S. Schools
The National Center for Education Statistics
An annual report that presents data on violent deaths at schools, other types of violence and crime, nonfatal student and teacher victimization, drug use, and more.
NCES Indicators of School Crime and Safety (2001)
Comes as a .PDF file.
NCES: Violence and Discipline Problems in U.S. Public Schools: 1996-97
Security on Campus
A non-profit group fighting campus violence has articles, studies and other research on campus crime.
Chicago Sun-Times Series: Deadly Lessons
NCES: Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2001
From the National Center for Education Statistics, this report "presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals and the general population."
School Violence PAVN
A summary of trends and statistics on school safety and violence, sponsored by several government agencies.
UK: Success Unlimited Bullying Site
Several resources dealing with workplace bullying.
UK: Bullying Online
A UK journalist shares this site, which is based in England but deals with school bullying issues from all over the world. Many reference and tips for parents, administrators, kids, etc.
CNN's School Violence Statistics
Several helpful statistics tables.
National School Safety Center
School Violence Resources
CECP's Guide to Safe Schools
Secret Service School Threat Assessment Manual
This Federal site offers tips, resources and response drills for crisis management situations.
Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Takes effect October 2002.
CJR: An Intimate Look at Covering Littleton
Using Children as Sources
A great article on a sensitive subject from CJR.
Guidelines for Interviewing Juveniles
Poynter faculty member Al Tompkins on dealing with kids.
NCES: Violence and Discipline Problems in U.S. Public Schools
Poynter's Journalism and Tragedy Package
Reacting to School Shooting in a Productive Way
Poynter faculty member Al Tompkins wrote this piece in 2000.
Response to the Columbine School Incident
From the University of Colorado's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence.
CJR's Littleton: With the Columbine Kids
Salon Magazine's "Massacre in Suburban Denver"
"Pain Through the Lens"
Poynter's Bob Steele on covering school shootings as a photojournalist.
Google's School Shootings and Violence Directory
Dozens of links, most to Santana and Columbine, others to Jonesboro and Oregon.
COVERING/COPING WITH THE TRAUMA
Teacher Magazine: Making Schools Safer
Some interesting programs that schools are taking to make students safer.
Poynter.org: Words Sting
Kay James of Lee Enterprises newspapers offers advice on covering grief. A must-read for all journalists!
MTV: Fight for Your Rights
The site offers many resources on bullying and how to deal with it.
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
From the National Institute of Mental Health.
Red Cross: Helping Children Cope
Mister Rogers' Tips
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