See Something, Say Something at School

Empower Our School Children to See Something, Say Something

Last week’s school shooting in Parkland, FL reminds us that mass killings in U.S. schools is out of control. Aside from the obvious need to control the purchase of weapons used for mass killing (e.g. AR-15), we need to provide our children, not the parents, with anonymous channels to actually “See Something, Say Something”. What’s Really Happening Unfortunately, most instances of #SeeSomethingSaySomething is school child to school child in the form of the natural ebb and flow of adolescent gossip. However, this is not effective. Except for the most recent shooting in Florida and a handful of other past mass school shootings since Columbine in 1999, the students knew about the threat, or suspected a fellow student was capable of the heinous act but did not notify law enforcement. There are many reasons why students do not report suspicious behavior to the authorities. Most have to do with drawing unwanted attention to themselves because: They don’t want to be a nark They aren’t sure the threats are real They don’t want to get someone in “trouble” The solution is providing our children with anonymous ways to #SeeSomethingSaySomething. We are failing in this regard. Below is a perfect example of...

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