Who we are
NoSchoolViolence.org is a volunteer, federal 501 (c) (3) non-profit community of parents, teachers, educators, mental health therapists, social science researchers, database specialists, bloggers, business owners, film makers, media reporters, and education policy analysts.
Our goal is to offer solutions to school violence so that children can be free from fear, threats, or weapons violence. Research indicates a number of behavioral signs precede acts of school violence. We make these signs visible so children, parents and school staff no longer have to helpless victims of violence. We want to help insure that parents and schools can respond to violence because it happens.
We treat school violence as a public health problem. Our approach provides two advantages to the current defensive strategy of dealing with school violence during and after it happens: we're mining a universe of big data to discover behavioral patterns that correlate to school violence so that parents and teachers can see violence ahead of time.
Dr. Paul Privateer founded NoSchoolViolence.org in 2016. Paul's commitment to reducing school violence began with the suicide deaths of two of his Arizona State University graduate students. Paul left his tenured position to create NoSchoolViolence.org, using his knowledge of contemporary data insight tools to discover how specific adolescent behavioral patterns and specific types of violence are connected, and how to use those connections to help educators and parents apply new invention practices.