Call to Action Answered
Providing proper school safety and security has always been challenging, but there are ways to simplify this and deliver that proper safety and security that our children deserve. For years, multiple agencies have called for data driven or intelligence driven approaches to providing better school security. Securable Alternatives has taken up this challenge!
Rest assured, we do not collect personal data, there is no profiling, there is no student inappropriately flagged as a risk!
Our “Threat Intelligence as a Service” approach is not expensive | it is not invasive | it is not complicated | it will not become obsolete | it is not labor intensive
Department of Education - 2002 "Effective data collection and analysis are powerful tools for creating positive learning climates."
In a report generated by the Department of Education in 2002, the call for incident based data collection was made. In the report, the authors point out the fact that school climate can be improved, levels of school based violence can be reduced and attendance can be raised.
“Keeping schools safe”
“For children to learn and teachers to teach, schools must be safe (Linquanti and Berliner, 1994). While no guarantees exist that better awareness of potential problems is enough to prevent tragedies from happening, awareness based on solid information can give administrators the confidence that they are doing everything possible to enhance the safety and security of their students and staff (Riley and McDaniel, 1998).”
Where proper data collection has been used, schools have seen improvements. It is imperative to make proper decisions when it comes to school safety therefore we need proper data, more importantly, your data! Using data from across the country is fine for some things, but if you want to truly make improvements in schools, you have to use your data.
Threat Intelligence as a Service gathers and organizes solid information allowing you to make more confident decisions.
Secret Service - 2009
Almost three-quarters of the attackers felt persecuted, bullied, threatened, attacked, or injured by others prior to the incident. In several cases, individual attackers had experienced bullying and harassment that was long-standing and severe. In some of these cases the experience of being bullied seemed to have a significant impact on the attacker and appeared to have been a factor in his decision to mount an attack at the school In one case, most of the attacker’s schoolmates described the attacker as "the kid everyone teased." In witness statements from that incident, schoolmates alleged that nearly every child in the school had at some point thrown the attacker against a locker, tripped him in the hall, held his head under water in the pool, or thrown things at him. Several schoolmates had noted that the attacker seemed more annoyed by, and less tolerant of, the teasing than usual in the days preceding the attack.
The findings of the Safe School Initiative suggest that there are productive actions that educators, law enforcement officials, and others can pursue in response to the problem of targeted school violence. Specifically, Initiative findings suggest that these officials may wish to consider focusing their efforts to formulate strategies for preventing these attacks in two principal areas:
• Developing the capacity to pick up on and evaluate available or knowable information that might indicate that there is a risk of a targeted school attack; and,
• Employing the results of these risk evaluations or "threat assessments" in developing strategies to prevent potential school attacks from occurring.
Our Threat Intelligence as a Service can identify the trends surrounding these acts of unwanted behaviors and allow you to understand the climate in your school better.
“Panelists ranked highly two types of technological needs. First, at the school, district, and state levels, panelists believed that better data collection and analytics are important to understand the problems that specific schools encounter and could be used for internal and external accountability for preventing, reducing, and responding to school violence. Second, staff members in particular need easier and faster access to information on school safety. Panelists saw this improved access to information and guides as key to preventing, reducing, and responding to the entire spectrum of school violence.”
There is a clear need for more information, we at Securable Alternatives recognize that fact and are working to help schools obtain this type of information and then transform it into Actionable Intelligence.
Using our Threat Intelligence as a Service can provide you the advantage you are looking for thus allowing you to provide a better school environment, reduce costs and make better long term decisions.