State of School Safety Report
Now Available: New Research for 2022
About the Report:
The 2022 State of School Safety Report is now available. Download our latest report to see where our school communities lie on the spectrum of safety awareness and preparedness. This fifth annual report highlights safety issues important to all stakeholders and identifies areas where further exploration, education, and conversations are needed. Schools and local communities are encouraged to use these findings to drive the important – and sometimes difficult – conversations necessary to address the myriad issues impacting the safety and security of our school communities.
Topic Covered Include:
Safety preparedness, threat concerns, mental health, social and emotional learning, behavior threat assessment and management, physical security concerns, communication gaps between stakeholders, school safety shortcomings, and recommendations for moving forward.
Watch the Expert Roundtable:
Watch the State of School Safety Expert Roundtable to learn about findings and hear recommendations from some of our nation’s top school safety leaders and experts.
The 2022 State of School Safety Survey was developed in collaboration with faculty and students at Boston University College of Communication and is in partnership with Raptor Technologies and Lightspeed Systems.
2022 State of School Safety Report: Partners
“Students are telling us: they need more help. We know bullying and other social challenges commonly predicate violence and self-harm or exacerbate depression and anxiety. Together we must listen to our students, identify the early warning signs, and intervene before students cause harm to themselves or others.”
CEO, Lightspeed Systems
“This report indicates an opportunity to reinforce the importance of early intervention when it comes to student struggles with mental health, peer-on-peer abuse, and other challenges. Proactive support for students is the only way for schools to make sure they are providing the wraparound services students need to achieve their best outcomes.”