For all of us at the NYC Department of Education (DOE), safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to our public schools and the 1.1 million students we serve. This is why every City school has readiness plans in place to address various school-related emergencies as they arise.
And while our schools are safer than ever, we want all City students to know that they, too, play a huge role in protecting their schools.
What role? Simple:
“If you know something, say something.”
Students: if you are aware of a threat, don’t keep it to yourself—find help. Tell a trusted adult. Call 311 (or 911 for immediate emergencies).
Know of an ongoing bullying and/or harassment occurring at your school? Use our bullying report form and help end it.
Let’s work together to ensure everyone feels secure, supported, and respected in City public schools. On behalf of the DOE, we thank the New York Police Department, our teachers and administrators, and our vigilant students for all that they do to keep our schools safe.