Why We Should Protect Kids From # Bullying? Essay

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Why Aren 't We Doing MORE to Protect #Kids from #Bullying?

Did you know that schools in Canada, the United States, and Australia are required by law to conduct fire drills several times a year?[1][2][3][4][5] The drills are designed to be sure everyone in the building knows how to get outside quickly and safely.

I 've taught for about twenty years in a variety of schools all over Canada. I 've participated in many safety drills where school administrators, teachers, and students practice what to do in the event of a fire. Professionals and are brought in regularly to assess buildings for safety compliance. They take a look at whether schools are successful in keeping students prepared for a fire with procedures to alert everyone and evacuate the building.

Adults understand that fire is dangerous. It 's important that our kids know exactly what to do in the event that a school building catches fire. Fire drills at school seem sensible and necessary. Bullying is dangerous too, yet there are no bullying safety assessments or drills.

Why is that?

Danger by the Numbers
This discrepancy in how we address these aspects of child safety becomes even more interesting when we look at just how serious a threat fire really is in contrast to bullying.

How successful are we when it comes to protecting children from school fires?
According to a report by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), there were thousands of fires in schools across the United States between 2009 and…

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