S/HE Safe™ Certifications
S/HE Safe™ certified teachers:
Can protect themselves in life or death situations and know how to train students to do the same.
Watch some of the defensive techniques you’ll learn here.
Know how to present sensitive and threatening topics in ways that empower students rather than terrifying or embarrassing them.
Watch this video to see how we introduce the topic of sexual coercion without even mentioning sex.
Thanks to Devin Graham of DevinSuperTramp! Watch the full videos on You Tube: “Boyfriend pushes Girlfriend off cliff - Insane Rope Swing” & “After the Push - Boyfriend Pushes Girlfriend off Cliff”.
Understand how to use principles of social psychology to help students want to learn and change their behavior in beneficial ways.
“You could see in the face of every girl attending that they enjoyed the program, were engaged and felt more confident. I also appreciated the program’s emphasis on compassion and girls supporting each other. The parents seemed to feel empowered with a greater sense of confidence about their ability to help their daughters navigate these extremely difficult issues. In post-training surveys, 100% of the parents said that their daughters had fun at the training and 100% said that they and their daughters made changes in behavior that would keep their daughters safer.”
Mackenna Conway, ivivva
Start talking to students and not at them.
Engage students with fun drills and exercises designed to empower students and enhance their safety.
“This was AWESOME!!”
Whitney Kalka, Alcuin School
Have access to the latest research, best teaching aids, and most interesting curriculum involving student safety training.
“Our school chose S/HE because its programs were created by professionals in relevant fields, are based on empirical research, have extensive evidence demonstrating their effectiveness, and are endorsed by prominent professionals. S/HE promised an exceptional program and they delivered.”
Karla Gravitt, Halifax County High School
“Secure/Higher Ed (S/HE) has developed and extensively tested an interactive curriculum and teaching technique that mirrors the guidelines set forth by the Virginia Department of Education.”
The Gazette-Virginian, September 16, 2016
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Safety Research and Analytics
Secure/ Higher Ed researches innovative ways to keep people safer. Some examples:
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A bank wanted to know why, of four banks at an intersection, theirs was robbed repeatedly while the other banks had never been robbed. S/HE visited the premises of each bank and explained why one bank was an easy target while the other banks were more difficult to rob. S/HE made suggestions on how to make the bank a harder target for thieves.
What is the best response to an active shooter at a school? S/HE analyzed every active shooter attack against a school over the past 20 years, including video where available.
Locking a door or making it appear locked combined with complete silence by those inside deters attack. The shooter simply moves on unless s/he is specifically targeting someone and knows the target is on the other side of the locked door.
When cornered, fighting back is the only option. Lying on the ground leads to execution. When the shooter comes through the door, s/he should be met by a hail of projectiles (S/HE prefers hex nuts stored in the classroom as a precaution), but can also include anything heavy and solid, like cell phones taken out of the case. Projectiles should be thrown in waves, so not everything is thrown at once.
A Reddit thread generated significant data concerning why Redditors had committed sexual assault. S/HE analyzed the data and produced a paper documenting the inadequacy of the justifications for sexual assault and the lessons from the data that could help prevent future sexual assaults.
Read the report here.
If someone is shooting at you, do you run zig zag, straight ahead, or bent over? S/HE analyzed data from an experiment featuring trained shooters attempting to hit targets running in those three ways and found that running bent over is the worst option, with no statistical difference between the other two. But S/HE pointed out a critical safety difference: the shooter could easily run down someone running zig zag, whereas those running straight could quickly reach cover.
Can someone with a gun easily be disarmed, as some advocates claim? S/HE pitted a 275 pound seventh degree black belt martial arts instructor who holds a world record in board breaking against an 11-year-old girl with no firearms training armed with a “handgun”. The black belt attempted to disarm the girl using a variety of techniques,
some known only to those with significant martial arts training. The black belt was shot 10 out of 10 times.
Does pepper spray offer adequate protection? S/HE analyzed data from an experiment
pitting women who had purchased pepper spray and taken a class on how to use it
against police officers posing as criminals. The pepper spray had a 100% failure rate at
preventing what would have been severe physical harm from an attack, and this was
with women who knew the attack was coming.
Can holding something in your hand deter or encourage criminal attack? S/HE has submitted a proposal to the federal bureau of prisons to conduct a survey and find out.
Review the proposal here.