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Time To use new Solutions To reduce Youth Violence
Every year millions of children are involved in violence. And every day, thousands of children, parents, teachers and schools feel powerless because current approaches to youth and school violence continue to be ineffective. It's time we give youth and school violence the same focus that big business gives its bottom line. We believe combining the most advanced research and data analytics tools will create real solutions. Our children deserve something in addition to more locks and cops.
Secret Service Report
School violence is caused by a series of progressive "call for help" behaviors caused by a child feeling alienated, being victimized or suffering a deep loss. Their inability to cope with these difficulties and make healthy connections creates violence. Despite what this report said in 2002, little has been done to reduce school violence before it escalates.
Using the Power of Data Analytics Creating A Network of Concerned Connections
While many are pointing their fingers, blaming someone or some organization, we've been connecting the dots. Dots never seen before. We're developing tools Amazon, Netflix and Facebook use to understand their customers but are giving them free to parents, teachers, and school staff to to see how a child's behaviors signal the kind of violence that might happen?
We're developing a free, web-app called The Lantern. This powerful search tool empowers parents, teachers, students, counselors, researchers, and thousands of child protection organizations with new insights. It provides a youth behavior dictionary, a search engine, immediate access to effective intervention programs, and creates an automatic network that connects parents, teachers, and school staff together so that everyone is aware of a child needing help. Preventing violence is far more desirable than defending an entire school from it.
Your support will help us hire full time researchers, data team and staff so that the The Lantern can appear on every computer screen or mobile phone by the end of 2018. Your investment will keep our children's classroom's free from trauma and fear. This is a national initiative dedicated to all our children. Please donate and become a member of NoSchoolViolence.org community.
Why We Are Committed to Reducing Youth and School Violence