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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