We conducted a survey of 1,000 parents with children in grades K-12 and an additional 1,000 teachers of the same grades. The study was conducted on behalf of Motorola Solutions in June 2023. The 2023 K-12 School Safety Report revealed that 67% of both parents and teachers are much more concerned about school safety than they were five years ago, and that 64% of parents alongside 68% of teachers are very or extremely concerned about the mental health of students. These fears are contrasted by the advancement in security technology employeed by schools, with 74% of teachers reporting that they have implemented new resources in the last 2 years.

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