In 2020, the world changed in unexpected and mostly, unanticipated ways. Schools were closed, sports were canceled and just about everything we understood and took for granted changed. What did not change then or now is the need to have informed conversations about the threats to safety always, and the need to have access to resources that are easy to understand and easy to apply. Developing comprehensive plans for awareness, preparedness, response, and recovery are the first steps-based on knowledge not out of fear.
The Department of Homeland Security has developed outstanding resources to accelerate the much needed conversations in families, in classrooms and across communities. Easy to navigate, all freely available and as always the pathway to preparedness is paved with education and engagement.
SchoolSafety.gov is a one-stop access point for K-12 school safety information, resources, guidance, and best practices.
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Preparedness Videos for Kids