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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.

U.S. Secret Service Targeted Shooting Report. This is the cover of the report.
2019 USSS Targeted Shooting Report
2019 Source: Secret Service Safe School Initiative

Ensuring the safety of children at school is a responsibility that belongs to everyone, including law enforcement, school staff, mental health practitioners, government officials, and members of the general public. To aid in these efforts, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) studied 41 incidents of targeted school violence that occurred at K-12 schools in the United States from 2008 to 2017. This report builds on 20 years of NTAC research and guidance in the field of threat assessment by offering an in-depth analysis of the motives, behaviors, and situational factors of the attackers, as well as the tactics, resolutions, and other operationally-relevant details of the attacks.

Topics: Violence Prevention in Schools Violence Prevention on Campus
Age Group: College Study or Report
Photo of cover of Student Reports of Bullying Report US Dept of Ed
NCES Student Reports of Bullying Results
2019 Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Student Reports of Bullying:

Results From the 2017 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey

Topics: Bullying
Age Group: K12 College Study or Report
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