10/01/2019 - Safe Schools Week takes place from October 21-27. Up through that week, we're talking about the differences between two key parts of school safety: a School Lockout and a School Lockdown.
In today's complex, fast-moving cultural and educational environment, an understanding of the distinct differences between these two procedures is crucial.
Their names are very similar, but they are not interchangeable. A mix-up or misunderstanding of these terms can lead to false alarms or unnecessary panic, both in schools and the surrounding community.
To help out, we've put together a short visual guide showing some of the biggest differences between a school lockout and a school lockdown.