The School - A home away from the house. There is need to increase school safety and security. This is what all parent considers and believes before getting their child acknowledged to the school. Parents feel schools are the safest place where the students are safer than in any other place excepting their homes. But it is no longer the same scenario anymore. There is a need to analyze and improve the school safety and security techniques. However, it is also the responsibility of parents to educate their pupil on to make out the difference between a good touch and a bad touch, how to react or respond in a smoother way in case of a hazard and how to stand against things when faced by their classmates. Conversely, it's the complete responsibility of the school management to make sure every student is closely monitored inside and outside the class and through the school campus.
Everywhere in school, each classroom, corridors, corner of school there should have CCTV cameras. The CCTV cameras should always on and be continuously monitored. So that anything happens in school that can be seen by anyone. Placing cameras at noticeable places throughout the school take advantage of school safety.
All the buses should be equipped with GPS facility making it very realistic for parents and school management alike to track the children traveling in the bus. The buses should also have CCTV cameras installed to assure the double safety of students while traveling. Transport attendance of every single student availing the transport service while boarding on and off the bus is highly suggested.
It is recommended that the school management conducts verification of all staff especially the non-teaching staff (attendants, peon, driver, conductor, etc.) before hiring them either on permanent or temporary or contract basis.
Considering the recent incidents and the impact it had left on all parents, the school management was sought serious measures to have attendants in toilets for the safety of children. Also, it is recommended there must be separate washrooms for students and staff.
Schools should become more assertive in selecting visitors, by employing security personnel who will register the visitors when entering the building or campus. The child should be allowed to leave the campus only when an authorized adult comes to pick the child up. Staff and students should be instructed to report people without proper identification. In any case, where people other than parents come to pick up a child, school administration should ask the parents to give the names of the adults who are further required to show identification to the school personnel while picking the student at the school.
Train your team to be cautious in spotting events before they happen. Conduct regular workshops to inform students, parents and teachers. Also, hold regular explaining sessions with non-educational staff such as drivers, cleaners and attendants.
Take preventive measures from unwanted incidents taking place. Make all teachers from every class responsible for the safety of the children in the school. Keep empty or unused rooms under lock and key at all times and make sure that no child is ever alone with any male staff.