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 developing a new way of reducing school violence so children can be free from fear, threats, or put downs. Research indicates signs precede most forms of school violence. These signs cannot be seen if we think that children and parents can only be helpless victims of violence. We want to help 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 "wait for it to happen strategy:" we're mining a universe of big data to discover behavioral patterns that trigger 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 students. Paul created NoSchoolViolence.org to use contemporary data insight tools to discover how specific adolescent behavioral patterns and specific types of violence are connected, and to use those connections to help educators and parents apply new invention practices to reduce violence.