Education Expert Touts Planning as Key to Preventing School Accidents

December 4, 2008

Dr. Edward F. Dragan, an authority on school accident prevention who is a familiar face on daytime television, recently told the National Student Safety and Security Conference that planning by schools and administrators holds the key to stopping bullying and preventing school accidents.

Dragan asserted that many tragedies are preventable and said that in-school bullying can be leveraged by savvy administrators into a moment of learning for both victims and perpetrators.

Dragan said he has too often seen educators who don’t plan adequately. “When that happens, children get hurt – sometimes killed,” said Dragan.

Dragan brought Patric Kohlmann, who described his own bullying experience at a Long Island middle school.

Dragan offered ideas drawn from his forthcoming book, No More Tears: Danger-Proofing Your Child.

He discussed preventing injuries on class trips, bullying, minimizing school accidents, how to prevent students from becoming victims or perpetrators of sexual harassment and how to recognize “red flags” indicating unsafe practices.

Dragan is a familiar face on Court TV, Montel Williams and The Fox Morning Show. His firm, Education Management Consulting, based in Lambertville, New Jersey, consults on school accident prevention, liability matters and related issues.

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