During 1992 to 2006, rates of student homicides in schools decreased. But they stabilized during the years 1999 to 2006 when 116 students were killed in homicide events that occurred in schools. This podcast discusses preventing such events and the prevention measures recommended by the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center. Created: 1/18/2008 by MMWR.
Date Released: 1/24/2008. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Keeping Schools Safe from Violence
School-Associated Student Homicides — United States, 1992–2006
January 24, 2008
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC – safer,
We want to be sure our children are safe at school and on their way to and from.
Even so, every once in a while, fights, bullying, or other forms of violence occur.
When it does it can lead to tragic consequences, and on rare occasions, the
death of student. But such tragedies are actually happening less often than the
public may realize.
A recent review of student homicides by CDC researchers and education experts
showed a drop in killings that involved a single-victim between 1992 and 2006.
Evidence shows that violence prevention programs can help young people learn
other ways to resolve conflict and express their feelings in a safer way. Schools
and communities can get together to make these programs available and prevent
violence before it occurs.
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