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Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on School Safety


Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on School Safety

State Superintendent Randy Dorn released a statement last week about school safety. OSPI staff also put together a two-page digital safety and cyberbullying document that provides some guidance and resources for parents and educators.

What occurred in Marysville on October 24 was a tragedy. Making sure it never happens again is a goal we all share. With that in mind, I offer some tips in the hope that future tragedies can be prevented.

Understanding the importance of social media in our students’ lives will go a long way to helping those in pain. Social media is all around them, and many young people feel safer and are more open with Twitter and Tumblr and other channels.

Staff at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction have put together a two-page document on digital safety and cyberbullying that I think is very useful. It includes simple, common-sense tips – such as keeping communication open and watch for warning signs – as well as Web sites to visit for more information.

Read the whole statement at OSPI’s website.