School safety refers to the security of the school setting and school-related activities as perceived and experienced by all stakeholders, including families, caregivers, students, school staff, and the community. School safety encompasses both emotional and physical safety, and is influenced by positive and negative behaviors of students and staff as well as the presence of substance use in the school setting and during school-related activities.

Emotional Safety
The feeling of connection, comfort and acceptance within a secure setting.
Physical Safety
Bodily freedom from danger and threats.
Substance Use
The presence of and trade in illegally controlled substances within the school setting and during school-related activities.
Comprehensive Resources
The resources available in Comprehensive Resources span two or more of the Safe and Supportive Schools element’s major tabs and are robust in nature.
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