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Guns In Schools – Student Safety On Campus

May 27th, 2014 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

With the tragic school shootings that have taken place recently, parents, leaders, and the media are talking about how to keep schools safe for students. Be sure to check out these to 10 student and campus safety tips: http://reactmobile.tumblr.com/post/49452456739/top-10-safety-tips-for-students

Check out this video on surviving an active shooter situation:

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Guns And Safety In Our Schools – Infographic

May 7th, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

Guns and School Safety

May 7th, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

With the tragic school shootings that have taken place recently, parents, leaders, and the media are talking about how to keep schools safe for students. But what do the experts in education—the educators—think?

School Improvement Network surveyed 10,661 educators from all 50 states to find out how safe our schools really are, and the best ways to keep them secure.

The survey was conducted in January 2013 and included nine yes-no questions and four items with a 1-6 Likert scale. It also included on free-response textbox, from which answers were grouped into six categories using a common Delphi technique.

The results showed insightful educator input on several key issues:

ARE SCHOOLS SAFE?

  • 91.6% of the educators say they feel safe in schools
  • 94.5% of educators believe their students feel safe in schools 
  • However, 31.1% say their school is not safe from gun violence
    • 14.1% of educators who feel their schools are safe in response to the first two questions do not believe their school is safe from gun violence
    • 38.4% of all superintendents who responded say their schools are not safe from gun violence

How do educators feel about guns in school

HOW HAVE SCHOOLS REACTED TO THE SANDY HOOK SHOOTING?

  • 68.2% of schools have taken steps to increase safety since the shooting

    • 33.1% say their schools have added new door locking systems, fewer doors left open, or other door-related security measures
    • 28.3% report new security procedures such as more security cameras or new lockdown procedures
    • 18.4% say their schools have done more safety drills in the instance of an armed intruder
    • 10.4% say they have added or increased police presence on campus in some capacity (part-time guard, police drivebys, etc.)
  • 69.9% of educators who believe their school is a safe place reside in schools that have taken steps to increase safety in the classroom
  • 36.9% of educators say their schools currently have some type of armed guards on campus during classroom hours
  • 66.1% of educators who work at schools with armed guards believe the guards make the school a safer place
  • Only 4.7% of educators say their schools have added full-time armed police since the Sandy Hook shooting, and only an additional 5.8% state their schools plan on getting one

Steps taken to increase school safety since Sandy Hook

Steps taken since the Sandy Hook shootings to improve school safety

HOW DO EDUCATORS FEEL ABOUT GUNS IN SCHOOL?

  • 87.8% of educators say having an armed police officer would improve safety, while 12.2% say such a presence would make schools less safe
  • 72.4% of educators say they would be unlikely to bring a firearm to school if they were allowed to do so
  • 36.3% of educators surveyed report owning a firearm, 37.1% of whom say they would be likely or very likely to bring it to school if allowed

HOW WOULD HAVING AN ARMED GUARD ON CAMPUS AFFECT SCHOOL SAFETY?

72.4% of educators say they would be unlikely to bring a firearm to school if they were allowed to do so. 36.3% of educators surveyed report owning a firearm, 37.1% of whom say they would be likely or very likely to bring it to school if allowed.

Having an Armed Guard - How it would affect school safety

CONCLUSION

Most educators say they feel safe in school and believe their students feel the same. They do not, however, agree so unanimously that their schools are safe from gun violence. Although the reaction to the Sandy Hook shooting and other instances of school violence have been explosive publicly, the most common new safety measure being adopted is locking doors or keeping fewer open during the school day. The majority of educators feel an armed guard would increase school safety, though, do not desire to be an armed presence in schools themselves.

SOURCE: http://www.schoolimprovement.com

Where do you stand on gun control?

April 30th, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

Where do you stand on gun control? We want to hear from you.

Regardless of your views, leveraging current smartphone technology is one of many ways to enhance your personal safety.  Unlike other safety products, React Mobile is a tool that can’t be used against a victim. A growing number of people today have mobile phones, a trusted communications tool. React lets you turn your smartphone into a powerful lifeline.

March 16th, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

Girls – Do You Carry A Gun?

This infographic illustrates how more and more women are carrying concealed weapons: http://bit.ly/ZPYHl8

Guns: Concealed Carry On College Campuses [Infographic]

March 1st, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

Realtor Safety Alert

January 17th, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

coffee and guns

Did you know that 1 in 4 male Realtors are packin’ heat while on the job? Check out the report:http://bit.ly/10CB3xE

For tips on how you can enhance your safety visit: http://www.realtor-safety.com

Girls – Do You Carry A Gun?

November 12th, 2012 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

This infographic is about how more and more women are carrying concealed weapons. For instance, in the Gallup poll from late last year it showed that 23% of women own a gun. And it’s not just buying guns. The National Shooting Goods Association indicated that target shooting among females is up 46.5% from 2001 to 2010. So, perps beware these women are armed and dangerous.

If you’re not one to carry a gun, be sure to check out the React Mobile app.  Unlike guns, pepper spray and tasers, React Mobile is a personal safety tool that can’t be used against you. You can download our app here.


Girls and Guns