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MCSS serves as a clearinghouse for resources related to a wide range of school safety issues including but not limited to, bullying, internet safety and substance abuse. In an effort to keep our students, parents, school officials and law enforcement informed and empowered, we have assembled a searchable library of resources that shed light on these problems and provide guidance on how to address and prevent them.

Photo of the cover of the Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety provided to the President of the United States on December 18, 2018.
Final Report on the Federal Commission on School Safety
2018 Source: US Department of Education

Final Report on the Federal Commission on School Safety presented to the President of the United States on December 18, 2018. 

The Commission recognizes that the problem of school violence is long-standing and complex and that there are certain limits to what the federal government can do. This Commission was not established to provide a single solution to this problem, nor did the Commissioners set out to mandate uniform policy to every community. In fact, it is our considered belief that doing so would prove counterproductive. There can be no “one-size-fits-all” approach for an issue this complex.

Topics: Alcohol & Underage Drinking Binge Drinking, Hazing & Substance Abuse Bullying Classroom Management & Teacher Safety Depression & Suicide Prevention Digital Safety & Cyber-bullying Emergency Preparedness Gang Violence Gender Bias & LGBTQ Human Trafficking Homelessness Sexual Assault & Date Rape Sexual Harassment Transportation Safety Violence Prevention in Schools Violence Prevention on Campus
Age Group: PreK K12 College Study or Report
Data on 12th Grade Narcotics Usage for 2015 shows a decline
Monitoring the Future Figures 2015
2015 Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Graphical representations of figures from the 2015 Monitoring the Future study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. 

Topics: Alcohol & Underage Drinking
Age Group: K12 Infographic
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BCPS Parent University
2015 Source: Baltimore County Public Schools

The Parent University offers in-person workshops throughout the community as well as online resources and videos to meet the unique needs of all families.

Topics: Alcohol & Underage Drinking Bullying Depression & Suicide Prevention Digital Safety & Cyber-bullying Gang Violence Transportation Safety Violence Prevention in Schools
Age Group: PreK K12 Website
Managing Crises With Campus Emergency Operations Centers
2015 Source: Campus Safety Magazine

A video detailing how Superstorm Sandy prompted Stony Brook University to transform its EOC from a conference room into a fusion center.

Topics: Emergency Preparedness
Age Group: College Video
Infographic detailing statistics about kids and teens using the internet
Unbelievable Statistics About Kids and Teens on the Internet
2015 Source: Visualistan

Infographic detailing statistics about kids and teens using the internet.

Topics: Bullying Digital Safety & Cyber-bullying
Age Group: K12 College Infographic
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NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
2015 Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Created for middle and high school students and their teachers, this website provides accurate and timely information for use in and out of the classroom.

Topics: Alcohol & Underage Drinking Binge Drinking, Hazing & Substance Abuse
Age Group: K12 Website
The CRAFFT Screening Tool
2015 Source: The Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research

The CRAFFT is a behavioral health screening tool for use with children under the age of 21 and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Substance Abuse for use with adolescents.

Topics: Alcohol & Underage Drinking Binge Drinking, Hazing & Substance Abuse
Age Group: K12 College Other
Prescription Drug Abuse: Young People at Risk infographic
Prescription Drug Abuse: Young People at Risk
2015 Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Infographic from NIDA's 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health detailing past drug abuse among high school seniors. 

Topics: Alcohol & Underage Drinking
Age Group: K12 Infographic
Infographic detailing stats about transportation related child deaths and ways to prevent them.
Definitive Child Road Safety Guide
2015 Source: Visualistan

Infographic detailing stats about transportation related child deaths and strategies to keep kids safe on the road.

Topics: Transportation Safety
Age Group: PreK K12 Infographic
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
2015 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults.

Topics: Alcohol & Underage Drinking Violence Prevention in Schools
Age Group: K12 Website