Julie Federico: “The Bad Guys and Students Can Help Keep Schools Safe”

From time to time in this space, WestBow Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journeys. The following are the words of Julie Federico, author of “The Bad Guys and Students Can Help Keep Schools Safe
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9781449799496_COVER.inddI am children’s services author. I write about prevention issues for young children. I have written about child abuse prevention, domestic violence prevention, friendship and school violence prevention.

The two books I published on school violence prevention were published through West Bow PressThe Bad Guys and Students Can Help Keep Schools Safe are a must read for every school age child. These books have the potential to save many lives and belong in every private and public school.

I chose to write these books as an intervention to the Sandy Hook shootings in December 2012. Both of these books were written two weeks after the deadly shootings. I thought there must be a way to stop all of the violence? I believe there is. But it does not 1 A Students Can Help Keep Schools Safeinvolve more metal detectors or formal security procedures. These books teach higher-level security measures by training students to notice who is in their school building and notice changes in classmates’ behavior. Each student has a responsibility to become educated about violence prevention and report information that they believe is dangerous.

Children understand how to keep their schools safe, “They tell.” Tell a teacher, and principal, call the police or tell your parents. Just tell. Getting children to report suspicious behavior goes a long way to protecting schools. I believe that educating children can save lives and deflect further school violence.

I hope to make a significant dent in the school violence epidemic sweeping our nation. Will you join me?
Julie Federico


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