Do You Feel Safe At Your School? Discuss

    • Publish Date: Feb 10 2017 5:34PM
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    • Updated Date: Feb 10 2017 5:34PM
Do You Feel Safe At Your School? Discuss

One in three kids finds schools unsafe, reveals a survey

Nearly 6,000 children in the age group of 10 to 12 years across the globe participated in a survey on education and safety. The results were an eye-opener. Nearly one in every three children in India expressed concern about safety issues in school. Conducted by ChildFund International, the participating countries included India, Afghanistan, Cambodia and Zambia amongst others. Times NIE asked students about their areas of concern in the school premises. Here’s what they said...

Bullying by some classmates impacted my life; it affected my concentration, leading to lower grades. I stopped walking in hallways as I was scared of them. I informed my counsellor about it, who spoke to the girls who bullied me. 
Aeshna Jain, class XII, Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh

Schools should have more security in other areas besides entrance ,like in the sports area and near bathrooms. There are less people in these areas making us vulnerable.
Aaryan Nijhawan, class VIII, BBPS, Dwarka

Strangers in School bus 

Our school has a tracking device in each bus. But the entry of outsiders needs to be looked into. Many a time, strangers and visitors ask for a lift and as it is a source of income for the ‘kakas’ and ‘mausis’ (school bus attendants), they are allowed to travel with us.
Kritika Malhotra, class IX, Indira National School, Pune

Wild animals 
Our school is situated in a forest area, where it wouldn’t be uncommon to spot snakes, though the poisonous ones are rare. Nothing serious has happened so far, but this risk will not cease to exist. 
Harini M S, class XI, Nagarjuna Vidyaniketan, Bengaluru

Science Lab 

Science laboratories pose a safety issue as chemicals stored in the labs can be hazardous if not handled with care. Unfortunately, there is no effort to keep these chemicals away from students’ reach. 
Pratika Mehra, class XI,St Thomas School, Delhi 

Safeguards taken by school

1 School is like an abode for kids and they feel safe. Right from restricted entry for visitors and parents, a school needs to create a nurturing environment where students know the staff and have the freedom to voice their opinion. Also, regular safety drills need to be conducted to ensure safe evacuation in case of crisis. Parents need to be treated as partners. Through improved communication and implementation of a no tolerance policy against bullying, a lot can be achieved.
Sonal Narang, vice principal, Anand Niketan, Ahmedabad 

2 Children are likely to feel unsafe 
because of the horror stories they hear or read about in the media. Proper guidelines to students on how to deal with threats, can help children become bold and assertive when dealing with bullies. They should be guided to stay away from temptation and not be driven by external forces. In fact, these are areas that must be monitored by parents and teachers. It lies in each one’s hands to be safe or unsafe. Proper vigilance and awareness can go a long way in making children feel safe in schools. 
Pushpa Krishnan, teacher, Bhavan’s Adarsha Vidyalaya, Kakkanad, Ernakulam

3 Students should be made aware of the security provisions in school. A friendly atmosphere provided by the teachers and the administration would encourage them to discuss their problems and hence, feel safe. Empathy is the key, as students these days are sensitive. If they are ridiculed or snubbed by a teacher, they will not want to discuss the issues that concern them. What seems too petty to us adults, may be a major concern for the child.
Ramneek Kaur Malhotra, teacher, Learning Paths School, Mohali 

Your Thoughts? 

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i find my school save becoz i always go to school with my parents and my is atleast 15-30 min route so people are always there in the morning jogging there so i dont find my school unsave

Bhagyashree Prabhutendolkar Thakur Vidya Mandir School & Jr.College , Kandival

I feel that there should always be a counselor in every school to prevent bullying in schools .Also schools should take care of security of the school.If students feel safe and are nurtured in a healthy atmosphere then it will help the students improve their performance in school.

Bhagyashree Prabhutendolkar Thakur Vidya Mandir School & Jr.College , Kandival

I feel that there should always be a counselor in every school to prevent bullying in schools .Also schools should take care of security of the school.If students feel safe and are nurtured in a healthy atmosphere then it will help the students improve their performance in school.

Tisha Navin Bhadra New Horizon Public School Airoli, Navi Mumbai

The main problem is with the school bus where the problem is with bus conductor and driver.How do they see girls...what di they think about them...According to me CCTV cameras should also be there in the bus too.


I find school safe because I have friends of my age.I am able to view my thoughts.


No I don''t find my school unsafe because our school is little bit strict and student dare for bullying but some students feel unsafe because the teacher are too strict

Arshini .B Amalorpavam Higher Secondary School - Puducherry

I think schools are safe enough to provide education to students

C.Elakshme devi Amalorpavam Higher Secondary School - Puducherry

Schools are safe enough.I like my school because they are safeguarding me. Australia prouds to bring change in schools.School is a temple of knowledge and teachers are god who gives the knowledge.

RIYA MITTAL Convent of Jesus and Mary

I don''t feel unsafe in school. There are people of your age , teachers and counsellors. Moreover, every school should have CCTV cameras.

Himanshi Dhawan Saffron Public School

I feel safe at my school. My school provides me with an amicable-environment. The teachers and the fourth-class employees here always strive hard to take care of the students and always guide them when they ever come across any problem. Also my seniors are very helpful.

Hemalatha.G Sethu Bhaskara Matriculation Higher Secondary Scho

I feel safe at my school as I am with lots and lots of people. But many don''t feel safe for the same reason.


I personally find my school much safer than the outer world. School provides us with a safe and homely ambience. It''s maybe because I''ve been brought up thinking that it''s my second home and I''m the king. No body has ever been able to bully or judge me and I try to reciprocate the same.

Hiya Kilam global indian internatonal school

I always find my school safe. There are CCTV cameras at every corner, there is a kind counselor, kind teachers and good security. I believe that each school should take up some such initiatives to make kids feel comfortable.




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