Safe dating challenge 2016
Over the past several decades, increasing attention and concern has been given to incidents of school violence and the prevention measures utilized by schools.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.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.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…) In Irving, Texas, a teenager was charged with human trafficking and prostitution after police discovered that he had drugged a fellow classmate, and held her for three days while he sold her to several men for money and drugs in exchange for sex.
We believe that every person has the right to live without fear and that no one deserves to be abused.
(Read more…) In 2003, 15 year-old Otralla (Trella) Mosley was murdered in her high school hallway by her ex-boyfriend.