Safety Extra Features
Safety Extra Features
Feeling Safe (FS)
Overall, teachers, parents, and students feel safe in the school building.
From the supporting literature (linked), providing visibility with visual connectivity decrease the fear of crime among students.
General Safety in School Buildings (GS)
General safety conditions provided in school buildings and campuses.
From the supporting literature (linked),
1. Safety, in general, in school buildings, is associated to the crime rate. among safety features, the school security cameras is discussed.
2. Designing features that should be considered for improving safety in school buildings are: a) Positive Body Language, (b) Natural Surveillance, (c) Natural Access Control and entrance, (d) Equipment for safe traffic, (e) Lockdown Rooms, (f) The design of Meeting Rooms and key offices, and (g) Access to the roof.
3. Some of the safety concerns are mensioned as; water quality, adequate restrooms, emergency communication system, fire safety system and security systems.
4. Among safety components for creating safe schools, a) creating a conducive school climate and culture, b) promoting use of quality facilities and technology, c) creating a link between the school, mental health, and social services, and d) improved parental and community involvement are discussed.
Outdoor Green Areas (OGA)
Outdoor green spaces such as playground areas and its association with safety in school buildings and feeling safe among students.
From the supporting literature (linked), greening vacant lots is associated with the following; (a) improved health, (b) reduction in violence and victimization, (c) reduction in crime and vandalism, (d) reduction in stress level, and (e) increase in physical exercise.
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