The spread and danger of COVID-19 prompted Pre K-12 schools to close unexpectedly during the Spring of 2020. To slow the spread of COVID-19, students were sheltered in place at home. At the peak of the COVID-19 disruption, at least 55.1 million students in 124,000 public and private schools in the United States were closed (Edweek 2020). Schools are important resources for students and their families providing safety, meals, emotional and social care, and a positive learning environment. With school closures, the home was assumed the safest place for students. Since reports of maltreatment have decreased across the United States, questions have arisen whether students are indeed safe at home.
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