In South Africa, school-based violence takes on many dimensions. Being involved in school violence can mean being a perpetrator or a victim, but it can also mean being a witness to the violence, which in itself can be psychologically damaging. Both learners and educators need to be provided with a safe learning and work environment.  MIET AFRICA has just developed and designed the South African College of Educators’ (SACE) Teachers’ Safety and Security in South African Schools: A Handbook – a user-friendly reference for educators on information on their rights and responsibilities regarding violence in schools; how to protect him/ herself in violent situations in the school environment; and most importantly, what action to take to decrease the risk of violence against every member of the school community, both near, or in, schools and classrooms. Click here to download the handbook.

Teachers’ Safety and Security in South African Schools: A Handbook