Do you know that, in 2015-16, about 6% of students in grades 9–12 reported that they had been threatened or injured with a weapon on school property during the previous 12 months? This translates to a huge amount of young people.
See the list of links below to help you learn about the risks of school and youth violence. It is critical for kids, parents and educators alike to know what to look for and what action steps they can take.
Don’t be a bystander!
- Learn about Risk Factors
- Talk to Kids in a Reassuring Manner
- Centers for Disease Control Youth Violence Prevention
- Centers for Disease Control Preventing Youth Violence Fact Sheet
- Centers for Disease Control Understanding School Violence Fact Sheet
- CDC’s National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention
- STRYVE: Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere
- National Association of School Psychologists School Violence Prevention Tips for Parents and Educators