Our Commitment to Keeping Students Safe: Protecting Students and Giving You Peace of Mind
We believe the classroom should be a space where every student gets the support they need. That's why, at K12-powered schools, we're committed to ensuring that every student feels safe and respected—no matter who they are or where they come from.
What is school safety?
School safety refers to academic environments and related activities through which students can learn, grow, and interact with their peers while staying safe from violence, bullying, harassment, and the influence of substance use.
Higher levels of school safety are linked to improved student outcomes, with emotional and physical safety directly associated with academic performance. Simply put—students who feel safe have a better experience in school.1
Nearly one in five students report being bullied in school1, an experience that can profoundly impact their well-being and long-term goals. Bullying can take many forms, including physical altercations, spreading rumors, or online cruelty. Knowing the signs and preventing bullying are crucial to creating an environment where students feel safe to learn and grow.
K12 is committed to preventing bullying, and we have a zero-tolerance policy. Teachers at K12-powered schools are trained to recognize signs of bullying and take immediate action.
Students’ Mental Health
Students’ Mental Health
A student’s mental health can affect their academic performance, and their educational environment can impact their mental health. It’s closely intertwined, meaning supporting students from all angles is important to creating a safe space for productive and effective learning.
For some students, transitioning to online learning can be a great option for dealing with mental health challenges.
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Find the resources you need to feel safe and supported in your school, community, and online. If you or someone you know is struggling with bullying, follow the link to get help now.
Stride Strives to Make All Students Feel Safe
For students to learn effectively, they must feel safe enough to open their minds, try new things, and push themselves past their comfort zones. K12-powered schools offer safe learning environments so every student can reach their full potential.
1"Safety | National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)." Home | National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE), https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/topic-research/safety.