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Read: Sights & Sounds from Campus Safety Conference East 2019

Sights & Sounds from Campus Safety Conference East 2019

That’s a wrap on the 2019 Campus Safety Conferences! Here’s a peek at some of the things we saw and heard at the event this week.

Read: Are Bulletproof Backpacks This School Year’s Must Have Accessory?

Are Bulletproof Backpacks This School Year’s Must Have Accessory?

As the school year approaches, bulletproof backpacks are selling across the country as a means of protection for students against an active threat.

Read: P.A. School District Says Parents Must Pay Lunch Debt, Threatens Foster Care

P.A. School District Says Parents Must Pay Lunch Debt, Threatens Foster Care

The Wyoming Valley West School District told parents if they didn’t clear their lunch debt their children could potentially be placed in foster care.

Read: 3 Ways You Can and Should Support Gender Diverse Students

3 Ways You Can and Should Support Gender Diverse Students

Familiarizing yourself with common terminology and inclusive language is just one way to ensure gender diverse students feel safe and supported.

Read: Is TikTok Really More Dangerous Than Other Social Media Apps?

Is TikTok Really More Dangerous Than Other Social Media Apps?

TikTok was fined $5.7 million for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), but you may be surprised by other companies that have also been fined.

Read: Q&A: IT Director Drastically Cuts Incident Response Time with Student Tech Monitoring

Q&A: IT Director Drastically Cuts Incident Response Time with Student Tech Monitoring

We spoke with a K-12 IT director about the importance of monitoring student technology to decrease incident response time while teaching them to be good digital citizens.

Read: Study: Rise in Youth Suicide After Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

Study: Rise in Youth Suicide After Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

In the month after the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” started streaming, the suicide rate for youths 10 to 17 increased by nearly a third, the study found.

Read: 5 Safety Strategies to Adopt If Your Campus Hosts Youth Programs

5 Safety Strategies to Adopt If Your Campus Hosts Youth Programs

Institutions of higher education often host activities that involve minors. Here’s how you can ensure their safety and security while they are visiting your campus.

Read: Ala. Teen Takes Own Life After Anti-Gay Bullying, Depression

Ala. Teen Takes Own Life After Anti-Gay Bullying, Depression

Nigel Shelby’s mother says her son was already dealing with depression when he became a target at school for his sexuality.

Read: Parents Drop Lawsuit Against Ill. School System’s Transgender Policy

Parents Drop Lawsuit Against Ill. School System’s Transgender Policy

The four-year legal battle began after parents sued Township High School District 211 for allowing a transgender girl to use the girl’s locker room.

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