The past year was anything but ordinary, and school looked very different for most kids. And unfortunately, thousands of students across the country were still affected by bullying every day. Even through remote learning at the height of the pandemic, many students were still impacted by cyberbullying through channels like texting, social media, and even Zoom calls.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and as life begins to return to normal it’s important to keep fighting back against bullying.
According to a 2019 study from the CDC, students who experience bullying are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, lower academic achievement, and dropping out of school. These students are also more likely to experience negative physical health effects like stomach aches and headaches. Many students who are bullied also reported that bullying has had an impact on their relationship with their families and friends.
The Vector Training Staff Safety and Compliance course library covers topics like:
Vector LiveSafe improves your ability to receive valuable tips and track, manage, and respond to incidents and emergencies, resulting in increased student safety and wellness across your school community. The safety communications platform can be accessed through the Vector LiveSafe mobile app, where students can report incidents of:
The app can be customized to meet the needs of your school and student population, and now includes the option to add a silent panic alarm for emergencies.