By Robert Jordan, Founder SITE|SAFETYNET℠

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation: Pioneering School Safety Protocols

In school safety, the “I Love U Guys” Foundation stands out as a leading organization providing widely adopted guidelines to handle emergencies, including school violence. Founded by Ellen and John-Michael Keyes after the tragic loss of their daughter, the foundation has dedicated itself to creating effective, easy-to-implement protocols that schools across the nation can adopt.

The cornerstone of their approach is the Standard Response Protocol (SRP), which includes four clear actions to be taken during different types of emergencies:

  1. Lockout: “Secure the Perimeter”
    • Used when there is a threat outside the school.
    • Ensures all students and staff are safely inside while securing the building from any external danger.
  2. Lockdown: “Locks, Lights, Out of Sight”
    • Activated when there is a threat inside the school.
    • Students and staff lock themselves in rooms, turn off lights, and stay out of sight to protect themselves from internal threats.
  3. Evacuate: “To the Announced Location”
    • Used when movement is necessary to ensure safety.
    • This could be due to a fire, gas leak, or any other hazard requiring a coordinated relocation to a safe area.
  4. Shelter: “For Hazard Using Safety Strategy”
    • Applicable for environmental threats like tornadoes or earthquakes.
    • Moving to pre-designated shelter areas and following specific safety procedures to minimize risk.


These protocols are designed to be simple yet effective, ensuring that students, teachers, and staff can quickly understand and execute them in an emergency. Regular training and drills are emphasized to maintain readiness and ensure everyone knows how to respond appropriately.

SITE|SAFETYNET℠: The Foundational Approach to School Safety

While the “I Love U Guys” Foundation provides crucial guidelines for responding to emergencies, SITE|SAFETYNET℠ takes a proactive approach to school safety with its cloud-based, real-time platform. Overview HERE! Our platform is designed to prevent incidents before they occur and improve active safety measures throughout the school year.

Comprehensive Safety Audits

Our platform offers comprehensive safety audits tailored to K-12 schools. These audits assess every aspect of school safety, from physical security measures to emergency response protocols. We help schools create safer environments for students and staff by identifying vulnerabilities.

Real-Time Monitoring and Alerts

SITE|SAFETYNET℠ provides real-time monitoring and instant reports for potential threats. Our system allows for continuous audits for any signs of danger, allowing for immediate preemptive response and intervention. This real-time capability is crucial for preventing incidents and mitigating risks before they escalate.

Customizable Safety Plans

Every school is unique, and so are its safety needs. Our platform allows for the creation of customizable safety plans that cater to each institution’s specific requirements. These plans can be easily updated and modified, ensuring they remain relevant and effective.

Continuous Improvement and Training

Safety is an ongoing process, not a one-time effort. SITE|SAFETYNET℠ emphasizes continuous improvement and regular training. Our platform includes tools for conducting regular assessments, reporting sessions, and reassessments to keep everyone prepared and informed.

A Significant Pretext for Nationwide School Safety

Schools nationwide recognize the importance of a proactive and comprehensive approach to safety. SITE|SAFETYNET℠ is rapidly becoming the foundational model for every school request. Here’s why:


As the founder of Protecting Our Students, Inc. and SITE|SAFETYNET℠, my mission has always been to provide schools with the tools and resources they need to create and maintain a safe learning environment. Since 2017, the non-profit organization has developed SITE|SAFETYNET℠ into a comprehensive suite of cloud-based real-time school safety assessment applications. Operating on a subscription platform, we offer a systematic approach to safety and security evaluations tailored to K-12 schools.

Key Features of SITE|SAFETYNET℠


At SITE|SAFETYNET℠, we are committed to enhancing school safety and providing the necessary tools and resources to ensure a secure educational environment. Visit our website to stay informed on the latest school safety and security developments. SITE|SAFETYNET℠.

Stay safe, stay informed, and let’s work together to create secure educational environments for all.

Protecting Our Students

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