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Online Safety Portal Helps Districts Educate Parents
As part of its Student Bullying and Violence Prevention program, PublicSchoolWORKS has developed the Parent InfoCenter, an online district-hosted information portal featuring training, awareness information, and reporting tools for students and parents.
The InfoCenter is designed to help districts come into compliance with local or statewide requirements that they make safety resources available to parents. Districts can opt to offer parents the same training given to school personnel on the prevention and identification of child abuse and bullying prevention.
In addition to parental awareness information, the portal includes:
- Student and parent reporting information, with online and telephone reporting options;
- A printable poster for students with information on how to report safety concerns; and
- A repository for additional safety information that districts or schools wish to include.
"Unfortunately, student safety concerns that include child abuse, bullying and more are growing concerns for many school officials," said PublicSchoolWORKS Vice President Tom Strasburger in a statement. "It’s our responsibility as adults to provide a safe place for students to get their education and provide tools to help them when inappropriate behavior is taking place."
According to Strasburger, the company will also stay up-to-date on state and federal legislation and "provide resources for districts to meet existing and new regulations."
Stephen Noonoo is a reporter, contributing editor and consultant specializing in education technology. He is on Twitter @stephenoonoo.