Talking to Students About Lockdown Drills

Talking to Students About Lockdown Drills
Posted on 11/05/2019
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The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act requires that schools hold lockdown drills once a month to practice and prepare in the event of an emergency. It is imperative that children follow the directions given during these drills to ensure their safety, in case there is ever an incident at a school.

While every effort is made to keep students calm and help them feel safe and secure during these drills, some students and parents may find them stressful. Parents are encouraged to speak to their children about their fears and concerns while also reiterating the importance of conducting practice drills.

Here are some age-appropriate tips to help parents when talking to their children:

Parent Tips for Elementary School Students

Parent Tips for Middle School Students

Parent Tips for High School Students

School Based Support
Every District operated school has behavioral and mental health resources available to assist students. Please contact the counselor or behavioral health professional at your child's school if you feel that your child would benefit from additional support.

Parents, please also take the time to watch this important message from the School District of Palm Beach County Police Chief Frank Kitzerow to help you better understand what happens during a code-red lockdown.



 

 

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