Why Did We Start NoSchoolViolence?
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.
We're exploring a unique way of reducing school violence so school children can be free from fear, threats, or put downs. We are creating safer schools with a unique, hi-tech and proactive approach. Research indicates there are clear signs that precede most forms of school violence. We believe those signs may never be recognized if we continue to think that children and parents can only be helpless victims of violence. We are working hard to insure that 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: we're mining big data to discover behavioral patterns that trigger school violence; and we seek sponsors to help us reach our goals.
Dr. Paul Privateer is a Seattle based parent, educator, writer, novelist, and data analyst who founded NoSchoolViolence.org in 2016. 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.