Don Shomette

People are the Prize

Pitch It: Stop Using the Phrase School

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The phrase “school safety” has come to mean lots of things (and not all good) to lots of people. I think it’s time we pitch it and stop using it.

Instead, adopt the phrase “preventing violence” and use it whenever you discuss issues of safety and security. After all, isn’t that what we’re really trying to do—prevent violence?


Author: Don Shomette

Don Shomette is a trainer, speaker, consultant, and owner of People are the Prize, a violence prevention company that helps people to prevent and survive a school attack. He has spent a lifetime working with police officers and principals and is consistently evaluated by those who attend his trainings as one of the best instructors ever. Don challenges, entertains, and helps school personnel to think of preventing violence in a new and positive way.

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