Why NoSchoolViolence.org?

Who We Are

NoSchoolViolence.org is an all-volunteer non-profit community of students, parents, mental health therapists, social science  researchers, database specialists, bloggers, business owners, film makers,  media reporters, and education policy analysts.

Our primary goal is to help children attend their schools free from fear, threats, put downs, bullying or harassment.  We are creating safer schools in a proactive, not reactive ways. Preparing for violence is now the only game in town. It's time to reduce it before it happens.  Research indicates there are clear signs preceding all twelve types of school violence.  We'll never those signs if we continue to think that all our children can be are helpless victims of violence. We reject the common belief that all schools can do is to respond to violence because nothing can prevent it.

We treat school violence as a public health problem. Our approach provides three advantages other approaches lack: 1) we are not political stalemates so we can move ahead faster at reducing school violence; 2) we're discovering patterns of school violence by big data to understand the behaviors that trigger it; and 3) we access and research program funding sources that make our goals more achievable. 

Founding Director

NoSchoolViolence.org was founded in 2016 by Dr. Paul Privateer, a Seattle based parent, educator, writer, novelist, and data analyst.  Paul's commitment to reducing school violence began with the suicide deaths of two of his Arizona State students. Paul created NoSchoolViolence.org to combine his twenty-years experience in education with his experiences in data science to 1) develop better insight tools that provide new understandings of how specific behavioral patterns and specific types of violence are connection and to 2) use those connections to help educators and parents to use new invention practices to reduce violence.

Here is summary of what NoSchoolViolence.org does as Paul presented it an awards ceremony at ElasticCon17 in Silicon Valley.


Paul's Background

Paul served in the U.S. Air Force, received his B.A. and M.A. from California State University Stanislaus, and received a Ph.D. in Postmodernism (Science and Technology emphasis) from the University of California, Davis. He is a Fulbright awardee at the Université de Genève and has taught at San Jose State University, the University of Southern Mississippi, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Arizona State University. During his tenure at Arizona State, Paul also served as a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an Apple Fellow, has worked on the Human Rights of Georgia, served as a While House consultant to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and is involved with Microsoft and the Washington Technology Industry Association in their civic technology engagement programs.

Paul also created The Privateer Group™, a strategic and knowledge management consulting corporation (1995 to 2002) with clients like Dun and Bradstreet, IBM, Intel, Probusiness, Sun Microsystems, Accenture, Spherion, and Unisys.  Presently he is the founder and CEO of DataCapitalSolutions LLC and the founder of Seattle Data for Good and the GlobalGoodArchive.org project.