School Violence

School Violence

Find more resources on the Covering Mass Shootings page.


Dart Center: Resources for Reporters Covering Mass Killings

Dart Center: Working with Traumatic Imagery

Tips: Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children and Youth
From the National Assn. of School Psychologists, a great guide on how to approach the sensitive topic.

First Draft News Journalist Guides
Guides to social sources, copyright law and covering trauma.

SPLC: Tips for Covering Walkouts and Protests

RTDNA: How Journalists Can Minimize Harm When Covering Shootings

Dart Center: Resources for Covering the Parkland (Florida) School Shooting

IJNET: How Journalists Can Better Approach Victims of Disaster

RTDNA: Identifying Juveniles in Stories

Vocativ: The Rise of the Social Media Killer

Brookings Institute: Nine Questions to Ask After a Terrorist Attack

Student Press Law Center: How to Cover Protests and Walkouts

Dart Center: Covering Children and Trauma

MTV: Fight for Your Rights
The site offers many resources on bullying and how to deal with it.

25 Longform Storytelling Platforms Every Photographer Should Know

Longform storytelling designs for WordPress. Great for photojournalists to show their work.

MediaShift: Advice for Journalists Working with Traumatic Imagery

Red Cross: Helping Children Cope

Covering Your Campus on Lockdown

Infographic: Latest School Shooting Continues America’s Tragic Trend
Good stats and detail on shootings since Sandy Hook, compiled by USC Social Work.

Vocativ: The Rise of the Social Media Killer


Journalist’s Resource: School Violence: Research Findings on Underlying Dynamics, Response and Prevention
Research, links, stories, analysis and a lot of data.

Covering Your Campus on Lockdown

Gun Prevention in Schools: Strategies and Effects
A great collection of research from Journalist’s Resource at Harvard University.

Indianapolis Star: Purdue Shooting Coverage

Denver Post
Timeline of school shootings since Columbine.

Hartford Courant Coverage

Dart Center: Covering Children and Trauma

Dart Center: Resources for Educators Training Journalists Covering Sensitive Issues
Resources from San Diego State professor Amy Schmitz Weiss on teaching students to cover topics such as suicide, homicides, sexual assaults and other traumatic news events.

USA Today: Mass Killings Database

The Nation: Fifteen Mass Shootings Happened in 2012

Washington Post: World’s Deadliest Mass Shootings

U.S. Mass Shootings in 2012
Map of the shootings with stats, details from The Washington Post.

How to Talk to Kids About School Massacres
Tips for parents to help kids understand it. Good for stories, lists about how to deal with kids in these situations.

ProPublica: Best Reporting on Guns

Journalists Resource: Studies on Firearm Violence

Journalists Resource: Research on Mass Shootings


Journalist’s Resource: Income Inequality and Teen Bullying
Resources for writing about online bullying.
More resources for writing about online bullying. Cyberbullying


National Center for Education Statistics: Bullying Report
Results from the 2001 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.

Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates

National School Safety and Security Services

Keep Schools Safe

Center at Georgetown University for the Study of Violence: Violence News

Center for the Prevention of School Violence

U.S. Department of Education Campus Security Stats
A searchable database of crime at more than 6,000 colleges and universities. The database contains statistics for criminal offenses, hate offenses and arrests for the past three years.

U.S. Department of Education: Safe and Drug Free Schools Program

Workplace Bullying Institute

The National Criminal Justice Service
Site releases an annual report that presents data on violent deaths at schools, other types of violence and crime, nonfatal student and teacher victimization, drug use, and more.

NCES Indicators of School Crime and Safety (2001)
Comes as a .PDF file.

NCES: Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2001
From the National Center for Education Statistics, this report “presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals and the general population.”

School Violence PAVN
A summary of trends and statistics on school safety and violence, sponsored by several government agencies.

UK: Bullying Online
A UK journalist shares this site, which is based in England but deals with school bullying issues from all over the world. Many reference and tips for parents, administrators, kids, etc.

CNN’s School Violence Statistics
Several helpful statistics tables.

National School Safety Center

National Education Association’s National Bullying Awareness Campaign
Do a search on “bullying.”

Kids Health for Parents: Bullying and Your Child

Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General


Infographic: Latest School Shooting Continues America’s Tragic Trend
Good stats and detail on shootings since Sandy Hook, compiled by USC Social Work.

A downloadable guide with dozens of tipsheets, suggestions and what to do. Very helpful lists for readers.

Dart Center: Resources for Covering Suicide

Association of Health Care Journalists: Covering Suicide

RTDNA: Guidelines for Reporting on Suicide

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Media Resources Page

EIC: Social Media Guidelines for Covering Suicide Prevention


National Institute of Mental Health
Studies and sources are helpful for background stories.

American College Health Association

NY Times: Resources on Bullying, Cyberbullying – Your Guide To Fighting Workplace Bullying

USA Today Database on Mass Shootings

Office of Postsecondary Education: Campus Crime
Compare crime data on college campuses.


San Diego Union Tribune’s Santana Shootings Coverage
Links to the coverage of the school shootings. Updated regularly.

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