Students, parents, and school staff deserve a safe learning environment. Yet recent headlines of violence, bullying, and drug abuse have shown the vulnerability of schools. In this timely and important resource, leading expert Franklin Schargel provides leaders, teachers, counselors, parents, and students with the necessary information to address and diminish safety problems in schools. Creating Safe Schools explores the background and data about the severity of safety issues facing schools today and also provides the strategies and tools to address them. Clearly organized according to issue, this book allows for easy reference and is packed with tools, activities, checklists, strategies, and tips. Coverage includes: Bullying Driving Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Internet Safety Violent School Incidents Sexual Activity Suicide Truancy/Suspension Youth Gambling This important resource will help educators prevent violence from happening in their schools and provide children with a safe and secure learning environment. Helpful templates and additional resources for educators and parents are available as free downloads at www.routledge.com/9780415734790.