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% of High School Students who Feel Safe in their Neighborhood, at Home & at School

% of High School Students who Feel Safe in their Neighborhood, at Home & at School

Story 1

Safe is such a relative term. In fact, feeling safe around relatives is a relative term. So when the teacher asks her 3rd Grade class, do they feel safe at home…she doesn’t take the blank stares personal. She gets more clear. “Did you ever see a ghost in your house?” Of course, they all squeal “No…” A few more questions in that vein reveal that their neighborhoods are also free of Chupacabras, La Lloronas, Boogeymen, vegetables and nondescript mystery vans occupied by strange men trying to offer them candy. But school? School was different. School was as scary as being unprepared on test day. School was where the specter of public shame and embarrassment lived. I mean, no one was trying to hurt them there … nor at home or in their neighborhoods for that matter. But when you care so much about your friends and your teachers after watching another school shooting on television, albeit in a country that is not yours, you get a little bit scared. But in your country, that never happens anymore. Your neighbors aren’t afraid of each other anymore. Your parents aren’t afraid of each other anymore. So even though there is still the occasional fire drill at school … it’s safe to say you spend a whole lot more time learning how to love instead of learning how to run. (226/300 words - 16 sentences)

% of Parents Who Report Neighbors Look Out For Children

% of Parents Who Report Neighbors Look Out For Children

Child Maltreatment Rates

Child Maltreatment Rates