"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge," Albert Einstein famously said. Teachers play such an important role in the lives of all of their students, yet a recent study found that 94% of female instructors fear for their personal safety.
SABRE's 2015 Personal Safety at Work Survey asked 1,000 professional women from a wide range of occupations about their feelings on workplace safety. The survey uncovered the following:
So, what can you do to help a teacher you know stay safe on the job? Find out about restrictions on personal safety tools. If a school doesn't allow pepper spray, it might allow personal alarms, so ask the administration. The administration might also want to know about opportunities to give safety seminars to teachers.