Schools are an indispensable part of a youth's shaping years. Half the time of the day is almost spent in school for a student. Therefore, schools must be a place where a student feels safe, supported and cherished. Holding it that way permits children to look forward to being in an optimistic environment that facilitates social and fruitful learning. When their fundamental safety desires aren't fulfilled, children do not feel comfortable at school and stop turning up.
A research study conducted by Lynn C. Holley and Sue Steiner on data from a survey investigates a student’s perspective of safe and unsafe setting in a school. Most of the students who participated in the survey revealed that being in a safe classroom altered not only what they learned but also how extensively they learned it. Additionally, according to the National School Climate Center, a safe and supervised school environment is one in which students feel firmly attached to others, honored, made to believe that their work is significant and that they are promising at what they do.
A school should be safe in terms of both physical and emotional objectives: it should be a space where the child is not afraid to move around and a space where the child is being and evolving into their true selves. In order to become a safe space,
• A school should go beyond just classrooms and include a number of learning rooms and uniqueness in designing such rooms is appreciated;
• A school should be a space where a child is not regarded as a “trouble”, a deviant or a truant but is given special attention in order to better understand their need to behave in a certain manner;
• A school should not punish a child but strive to understand them better through conversations and interactive activities;
• A school should accord equal attention to academics and extra-curricular activities;
• A school should not highlight merely on a student’s performance in the examinations;
• A school should acknowledge and respect diversity.
Altogether, the more students get associated with the school and engage in activities, the safer the school will come to be. They have a ticket to a supportive environment; their physical, psychological, and emotional needs are greeted and where they can assert themselves without repercussions. This will enhance the overall experience of every student in the school and also work towards building socially and emotionally more competent individuals