Can Technology Improve Student Safety?
The Companion app, explain the University of Michigan students, provides more immediate safety. “If the user strays off their path, falls, is pushed, starts running, or has their headphones yanked out of their phone, the app detects these changes in movement and asks the user if they’re OK. If the user is fine, they press a button on the app to confirm within 15 seconds. If they do not press the button, or a real emergency is occurring, the Companion app transforms the user’s phone into a personal alarm system that projects loud noises to scare criminals from the scene, and gives the option to instantly call the police.”
Six Steps to Process Students’ Stress
School administrators are often on the front lines for student trauma—the first person with whom a student confides about incidents that can create significant stress. In turn, many school administrators must also consider how to process these traumas to minimize adversely impacts from their own stress levels.
Moving Beyond One and Done Sexual Misconduct Trainings
Basic sexual misconduct trainings are important, but for Title IX compliance and proper sexual misconduct training, administrators should do more. It is important to consider steps to take beyond simply baseline compliance.