Lockdown Drills Are Bad For Children. They Also Create A False Sense Of Security
February 13, 2020 | Print > Press Article | For Clinicians and Schools | For Parents and Families | School Violence and Safety Assessment/Threat Assessment
A generation of children is growing up with the pervasive fear of mass school shootings, while enduring mandated emergency drills that start as early as preschool and last through senior year of high school. Nearly 95% of schools now conduct lockdown and active shooter drills, including very realistic simulations.
As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, with decades of experience working in schools, I am convinced that they are doing more harm than good.
Cognoscenti – WBUR