School legislatures around the country are now stepping in, acknowledging the issue that school shootings are causing. They’ve been emphasizing the critical importance of lockdown drills to support the school’s overall safety plan.
We do need to prepare for the case of an active shooter, but what about the mental safety of our own kids?
Parkland High shooting survivor, Sydney Aiello, recently took her own life. Her parents stated to Miami Herald that she had been recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Whether it’s a real shooting, the aftermath of a shooting, or a lockdown drill, the impact on a student’s mental health is parallel, psychologically. Poor sleep, depression, shock, fear, and anxiety are all symptoms students may experience from the ordeal of a real shooting or a lockdown. These indicators are warning signs that a child can be well on his or her way to serious issues like mood disorders and suicidal thoughts.
While lockdowns can save lives during a real incident of violence, the practice of a routine lockdown drill on a typical school day can emotionally impair a child. The idea of violence alone can disrupt how a child sees the world. A kid who once went to school feeling safe will now be challenged to believe school is not dangerous.
Our kids are our future and they deserve more.
So how do we protect them?
With school shootings on the rise and lockdowns becoming a way of school life, REMO has come up with a way to normalize.
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