Other strategies include creating a warm and welcoming environment with prominently displayed student artwork and the school’s mascot/logo and by maintaining the building and parking areas by removing graffiti and making sure areas are well lit.
The characteristics of the community surrounding schools also influence the likelihood of school violence.
Prevention efforts should ultimately reduce risk factors and promote protective factors at these multiple levels of influence.
Discussions about school violence rarely include public health’s proven prevention approaches.
Examples of this work include prioritizing prevention and the use of public health strategies that are based on the best available evidence.