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With COVID-19, many schools are still offering--or requiring-- virtual instruction. But what many people don't realize is, even remote students are participating in active shooter drills. Why? Well, at least 40 states require schools to hold them, even if they’re using blended or hybrid instruction. How should parents be speaking to their children about these drills? And, what do these drills even do--virtual or otherwise? To tackle these questions, and many more, host JJ is joined by psychotherapist Nancy Kislin, author of the book LOCKDOWN: Talking to Your Kids About School Violence, and an expert on childhood mental health and lockdown drills.
Mentioned in this podcast:
- Let’s Talk About Your Child’s Technology Health (Psychology Today)
- When COVID-19 Hits Too Close to Home (Psychology Today)
- Schools Continue Holding Active-Shooter Drills As Students Learn Remotely (Spokane News Radio)
- Active-shooter drills look pretty weird over ZOOM (the Verge)
- Two largest teachers unions call for schools to revise or end active shooter drills (ABC News)
- the Impact of Active Shooter Drills in School (Everytown)
Full transcripts and bibliographies of this episode are available at bradyunited.org/podcast.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.
Music provided by: David “Drumcrazie” Curby
Special thanks to Hogan Lovells for their long-standing legal support
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