Do your parents even know how they will be contacted during a school emergency?
Listed below are some key considerations to keep in mind when selecting and implementing or reviewing your school’s emergency alert system…
1. Avoid misinformation
Student perceptions and understanding of a real emergency situation may be far from reality, and simply compound parent fears
Smart phone use amongst students has increased, and with this brings the dangers of misinformation reaching parents, causing potential alarm and unnecessary response from parents. Students may see only part of an event unfold, and as such, their understanding and relay of events can prove to heighten alarm unnecessarily. Parents need a reliable channel to source the information.