No matter the education level-- from Pre-K to higher education --students need safe supportive learning environments to succeed.
Research shows that when students are engaged and in a safe supportive learning environment, they have better outcomes. Conversely, current data also suggests that violence, bullying, and other problems that take place in our schools, college campuses, and communities disrupt the classroom and create a hostile learning environment that poorly affects academic achievement.
Educational levels are defined by the developmental differences of students and how the learning environments are structured. Naturally then, what safe supportive learning environments look like, how they function, and what should be done to promote and build them varies by education level. Recognizing these differences, the Safe Supportive Learning Web site offers information and resources for all levels, including specialized information and resources for Pre-K/Elementary School and Higher Education levels: