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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Author Notes:

Jeffrey Henning

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Jeffrey Henning, IPC is a professionally certified researcher and has personally conducted over 1,400 survey research projects. Jeffrey is a member of the Insights Association and the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers. In 2012, he was the inaugural winner of the MRA’s Impact award, which “recognizes an industry professional, team or organization that has demonstrated tremendous vision, leadership, and innovation, within the past year, that has led to advances in the marketing research profession.” In 2022, the Insights Association named him an IPC Laureate. Before founding Researchscape in 2012, Jeffrey co-founded Perseus Development Corporation in 1993, which introduced the first web-survey software, and Vovici in 2006, which pioneered the enterprise-feedback management category. A 35-year veteran of the research industry, he began his career as an industry analyst for an Inc. 500 research firm.