Why Aren’t They Telling You? (School Resource Officer Video Series)

Did you know 93% of violent school events were planned in advance, and in 80% of those instances students or others were aware of what was being planned? Statistics like that can be difficult to learn, and may leave you wondering why students don’t say something before it is too late. As a School Resource Officer (SRO), it is your job to find out why students don’t always report what they know and do everything you can to help students feel comfortable and confident coming to you for help.

In this video, learn more about what goes through a student’s mind when they hear something disturbing but choose not to report it, and the different ways you can remove barriers and build trust between yourself and your students. You can turn on English or Spanish subtitles as you watch.

You can also download a poster with the key points: SRO Poster – Why Aren’t They Telling You

Series description

School Resource Officers (SROs) are present in many communities across the country. SROs must be youth advocates, educators, and protectors of all students in the schools they serve. This video series helps SROs consider the way students think, how to connect with them, how to break down barriers to communication, and how to become a successful presence in their school.

The SRO video series is produced in partnership with Katherine Schweit, JD at Schweit Consulting and Rocket Media Group.

Series Playlist

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2m 51s

Topic Areas

School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement


Law Enforcement & First Responders