By Kenneth TrumpEducators want practical, cost-effective school safety strategies that come from credible sources and can be implemented quickly. The book begins with an overview of school security and the politics surrounding it, then provides nuts-and-bolts strategies for preventing violence and preparing for crises. The text covers topics such as: Bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment After-school, transportation, and athletic event security Managing media and parent communications on safety and crises Practical, cost-effective security and preparedness within tight budgetsAlthough school security can be an emotionally charged subject, this book stresses the importance of collecting data and acting rationally. Included are ideas for working with community leaders, police, parents, businesses, and political officials to improve school and community safety and security. The author's companion website keeps readers current with breaking news, free resources, and interactive dialogue on the latest developments in the school safety field.