Safe and Secure Schools

ABCs of School Safety
This AASA resource outlines key elements of school safety, organized under three categories: Awareness, Balance and Control.

American Safety & Health Institute
This association of safety and health educators provides training on a wide range of safety and health topics.

Break the Cycle
Break the Cycle is a national organization addressing the issue of teen dating violence. Break the Cycle offers a prevention curriculum called [Ending Violence], advocacy activities for youth, and professional development related to prevention education, district-wide policies to improve school climate, and trainings for health, education and safety personnel.

Bridging the Gap in Federal Law: Promoting Safe Schools and Improved Student Achievement by Preventing Bullying and Harrassment in Our Schools (PDF)
From the National Safe Schools Partnership

Common Sense About Kids and Guns
This non-profit group of gun owners and non-owners of guns is committed to working together to protect America's children from gun deaths and injuries.

CTAP IV Cybersafety Project
CTAP Region IV, a project funded by the state of Calirfornia, has been a leader in cybersafety education for the California public school system since 1997. The CTAP IV Cybersafety Project website includes a section with resources created especially for school administrators that covers such vital areas as legal issues, student misbehavior in cyberspace (like MySpace, YouTube and Facebook), cybersafety and school board policy statements, cyberbullying documentation (such as incident reports/review process), articles related to Internet misuse in schools and materials for PTA presentations.

CyberSmart! helps educators gain the 21st Century Skills needed to safely harness the Internet's potential — promoting students' creative inquiry, collaboration and critical thinking.  CyberSmart! offers facilitated online professional development in 21st Century skills, free student curriculum including lesson plans, activity sheets, downloadable posters and safety tips and a free toolbar for educators' desktops.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security provides the unifying core for the vast national network of organizations and institutions involved in efforts to secure our nation.

Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program
This program from the National Rifle Association is designed to teach children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun.

Family Education Network
The Family Education Network provides learning and information resources -– including school safety resources -- for parents, teachers, and students.

Federal Emergency Management Association
FEMA provides resources for protection from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
This is a national, bipartisan, nonprofit anti-crime organization of more than 3,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, other law enforcement leaders and violence survivors.

Join Together
Join Together provides information, strategic planning assistance and leadership development for community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention and treatment.

National Association of School Psychologists
NASP is the leading organization that represents and supports school psychology through leadership to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children.

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
This national resource center examines the effects of violence exposure on children and initiatives addressing these issues.

National Resource Center for Safe Schools – The Safetyzone
The Safetyzone provides a clearinghouse for information and material related to school safety.

National School Safety Center
The National School Safety Center advocates for safe, secure and peaceful schools worldwide and a is catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence.

School Safety Alert Program
The School Safety Alert Program helps to protect, educate, and mobilize parents to remove unsafe products from their homes.

Safe & Drug Free Schools Program
This program is the federal government's vehicle for reducing drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and violence in our nation's schools.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Action Center
This federal grant-making program is designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among the nation's youth, schools and communities.

Secret Service Safe School Initiative
Here you can find the results of a study of school shootings and other school-based attacks, conducted by the U.S. Secret Service.

Stop Bullying Now!
Access resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "Stop Bullying Now" program. is the world's largest Internet safety, help and education organization. It includes a helpful index of safety topics for teachers.