Physical safety refers to the protection of all stakeholders, including families, caregivers, students, school staff, and the community, from violence, theft, and exposure to weapons and threats, in order to establish a secure learning environment.
For students to learn, they need to feel safe. It is essential that all students have the opportunity to attend schools that provide a safe environment where they can thrive and fully engage in their studies without the distraction and worry about physical safety concerns.
Physical safety is related to higher academic performance, fewer risky behaviors, and lower dropout rates.
Students who feel safe are more likely to stay in school and achieve academically.
Students who are not fearful or worried about their safety feel more connected to their school and care more about their educational experience.
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