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SafePlans has launched a free interactive School Security Awareness Map and blog at www.schoolsafetynews.com. The innovative map displays relevant school security-related issues and is designed to inform stakeholders on the need for improved school safety.
"Many school administrators, teachers and parents are in denial," says Brad Spicer, CEO of SafePlans, LLC; which provides the service at no cost. "Even though they see replays of tragedies on TV, they feel these incidents 'can't happen here.'"
SafePlans' School Security Awareness Map is provided to improve situational awareness through the posting of school safety related incidents and success stories. To protect privacy, these postings will be limited to information that is readily accessible through the media and includes topics such as school shootings, bomb threats, evacuations, severe weather, bus accidents and school safety improvements.
We definitely do not have a problem with socialization. Stop by my house any day and you will find a minimum of 6 “extra” kids. My children are friends with kids who homeschool and kids who go to public school. They play organized sports, belong to groups, go to dances, etc. The difference is that they get to choose who they spend time with. They don't have to worry about someone making their life hell at school because they don't go along with the crowd. And they have much better friends because of that. At the same time, they are not sheltered. They are put in situations where they might not like or get along with people they have to be around, and they are learning how to still be productive in such an environment.