When:
August 15, 2019 – August 16, 2019 all-day
2019-08-15T00:00:00+02:00
2019-08-17T00:00:00+02:00
Where:
EMPERORS PALACE CONVENTION CENTRE
64 JONES ROAD
OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
KEMPTON PARK
Contact:
Bussynet Advanced Trading
+27110747095

The School Safety & Security Conference returns to Emperors Palace Convention Centre in Johannesburg for its second annual showing, and this time, discussions will go deeper into addressing the underlying causes that trigger violence within the learning environment, and exploring new ways of dealing with such.
If governments are serious about safety for children at school and campus premises, such issues need addressing as a matter of urgency. Because at institutions of learning, students and their teachers are supposed to worry only about their studies, not about how secure they are in their environment. Worrying about issues external to their studies will affect their performance, and ultimately the performance of national economies, which will suffer in the long term.
Sadly, such dark clouds of violence are lurking in the school yard; the National Schools Safety Framework reports that about 246 million pupils are harassed and abused annually in and around schools. Closer to home; robbers waylaid a school bus in Pretoria, and shot at the students before robbing them of their valuables. A pupil was stabbed to death, allegedly by another learner following a gambling misunderstanding on the school grounds. Three pupils were stabbed following an altercation at a high school in Ceres.
In Nigeria, six students killed when a school building collapsed on them. And – in light of disturbing statistics that almost 50 students were raped on campus in 2017 – one student had this to say about her university: “My lectures were split between four campuses, two of which were separated only by a two-lane road. It was brought to my attention that I must be aware of the gang that waits for students and their devices. Imagine not being able to cross a zebra crossing alone in broad daylight. I was then warned about the on-campus crime and what had happened to girls who walked alone before. Growing up in a city with one of the highest crime rates in the world forces you to develop a thick skin but among that, unsettling anxiety.”
There is no loss more tragic than a learner losing his life while at school; the very institution where he is supposed to feel safe. South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa described it succinctly when he described the 2014 deaths of two children who drowned in school pit latrines as tragic. Having said that, it is really sad to note that – four years later – almost 4,000 schools still didn’t have proper ablution facilities in the country. One report had gone as far as alleging that out of the 23,000 public schools in South Africa, half still use pit latrines as bathrooms.
The School Safety & Security Conference, to be held on the 15th and 16th of August 2019, will seek solutions to these issues, and outline the part we all have to play in the safety of our children; the future of our continent. We will look into the psychologies of bullying, discrimination, drug and other forms of abuse; and brainstorm on whether psychological help will work in appealing to the mental state of children causing problems within schools. Also under discussion will be the external threats to scholarly peace, as well as the local communities’ responsibilities in helping school administrators maintain peaceful environments in schools.

Objectives
• To uncover the psychological causes and effects of violence in schools
• To brainstorm on the various emergency response methods in the unfortunate eventuality of a disaster
• To outline the responsibilities of communities, law enforcement authorities and school administrators in schools safety and whether they are sticking to them.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Andre MUNDELL

ALWINCO

Andre MUNDELL

Founder
Dean McCOUBREY

MYSOCIALLIFE

Dean McCOUBREY

Founder
Londiwe CALUZA

PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY REGULATION AUTHORITY (PSIRA)

Londiwe CALUZA

Researcher
Dr Jacques MOSTERT

GRANTLEY COLLEGE

Dr Jacques MOSTERT

Senior Learning Specialist
Kim SCHMIDT

ELSOSOLVE

Kim SCHMIDT

Managing Director
School-Safety-Registration-Form.pdf (1 download)

Target Audience
• School Safety Coordinators
• School Resource Officers
• Risk Management Directors
• Loss Control Coordinators
• Student Services Directors
• Transportation Directors
• Maintenance Coordinators
• Buildings & Grounds Directors
• Principals & Heads of School
• Superintendents & Board Members
• Health Services Coordinators
• School Nurses
• Human Resources Personnel
• Emergency response
• Police officers
• School and University Public Safety Departments
• Police Chiefs
• Security Directors
• Emergency Managers/Risk Managers
• School and University Administration
• Student Affairs/Residence Life
• Superintendents/Heads of School/Principals
• IT Managers/Business Manager
• Operations Managers/Facilities Managers
• Parking and Transportation Supervisors
• Law Enforcement Executives
• Safety and Security Integrators
• Consultants
• Campus Safety Stakeholders
• School Counsellors
• Principals
• Classroom Teachers
• Special Education Personnel
• School Administrators
• Psychologists
• Social Workers
• School Resource Officers
• Behaviourists
• Therapists
• Community and Faith-Based Youth Workers
• After-School Program Coordinators
• Other Professionals Working with Young People
• Principals & School Administrators
• School Resource Officers
• Law Enforcement Supervisors
• School Safety Directors
• School Safety Officers
• Probation Officers
• After School Program Directors
• School Crisis Team Members

 

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