Violence impacts everyone; either as a perpetrator, victim or witness. It encompasses a wide range of harmful behaviors including physical aggression, bullying, assault, fighting, threats or attempts to hurt others, the use of weapons, electronic aggression and gang violence.
School violence, in particular, creates a negative school climate that can impact academic and emotional success of students.
The good news is that research suggests that violence can be prevented by decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors in individuals, schools and communities.
Parents, teachers and community members can learn ways to promote positive youth development and create schools and communities where youth feel safe and successful.
CDC.gov provides credible, reliable health information to adults and youth. The youth violence section provided the most current information about violence, violence prevention.
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