Our study for Rave Mobile Safety was released as the 2021 Crisis Communication and Safety in Education Survey. The study asked 642 individuals working in the K–12 and higher education industries their chief concerns as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. Responses were collected in late March 2021, and the findings indicate that the pandemic has become the primary safety concern for the majority of education staff, among both K–12 respondents (71%) and higher education respondents (82%) alike. As stated by Todd Miller, SVP of Strategic Programs, Rave Mobile Safety “We don’t know how COVID-19 will continue to impact our day-to-day activities. Until we have a better understanding of the impact of variants and vaccines, schools of all kinds must determine how to integrate COVID-19 procedures into existing safety protocols, clear communication and open channels for reporting concerns will continue to be vital to ensure all school community members receive the information they need to know, whether it’s related to COVID-19, campus safety activities or an imminent threat”. Student mental health is another major concern, with 60% of K–12 respondents and 54% of higher education respondents indicating that it is a serious issue.

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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.