Dating violence in schools

It is worth noting, however, that despite these somewhat alarming statistics, schools remain very safe spaces for children, with deaths at school accounting for less than one percent of all suicides and homicides among children ages 5 to 18 in the United States.Fear of violence at school is a particularly concerning issue that can lead to truancy, weapon carrying on school property, poor academic achievement, and other unfavorable outcomes.Surveys from the National Center for Education Statistics (2015) revealed that, in 2013, approximately 37 out of 1,000 students ages 12-18 experienced violent victimization at school, and in 2014, 18 percent of high school students in urban areas reported gang activity within their school.

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Learning more about what ‘fear’ is and what contributes to student fear can help educators reduce the negative consequences associated with being afraid or perceiving risk while at school.

(Read more…) Information about juvenile gangs is available in different forms from various agencies.

These contrasts are most likely due to differences in definition and scope of study.

The first step to making sense of information about gangs is to understand how they are typically defined.

However, these forms are sometimes incompatible making sharing and comparing reports difficult.

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