Safety in schools and institutions has always been the top priority for Soter. Creating a safer environment for students is what we look to help create. Bullying and fighting are typically done with loud yelling, this is exactly what our FlySense device is designed to notice and then notify staff to respond accordingly.
According to stopbullying.gov there are two sources of federally collected data on youth bullying:
- The 2019 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice) indicates that, nationwide, about 22% of students ages 12–18 experienced bullying.
- The 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates that, nationwide, 19.5% of students in grades 9–12 report being bullied on school property in the 12 months preceding the survey.
Mental health grows in importance for everyone, especially our youth. Young people suffer from a myriad of mental health disorders including depression. According to https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression In 2020, an estimated 2.9 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode with severe impairment in the past year. This number represented 12.0% of the U.S. population aged 12 to 17.
School district officials and school teachers face myriad challenges on any given day, above and beyond simply educating our nation’s youth. That’s why Soter Technologies is committed to working with school districts to ensure a safe, learning environment with its FlySense vaping and bullying detection devices.
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