Security and Freedom

“I don’t want security on our campus! I don’t want the students to feel like they are living in some sort of prison; the campus should be free and have a culture of openness.” As security consultants, we hear a version of this line time and...

Swing for the Fence

Private schools today are sometimes concerned about losing an Open school environment or culture. This topic usually comes up when we discuss perimeter fencing or access control. They worry that the presence of security will make their campus feel fortified and...

Teenage Isolation at School

This week’s guest blogger is Shikma Geffon,  a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in parenting and in  the treatment of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic syndrome in children and teenagers. She has worked as a public school counselor, with...

Enabling Bullies?

Regarding abuse via social media, is it the tool or the intent that poses the larger problem?   The question is being asked because of new social media apps that offer users anonymity. One such app new to the market is “blindspot.” Its sales pitch is: Don’t you...

Krav Maga

More than a martial art, Krav Maga is a reality-based fighting technique whose purpose is to survive and win a violent confrontation. The crux of it is to take rapid control of a situation, with full, brutal aggression and maximum efficiency. The enemy’s hard to...