Sharing Ideas and Resources to Keep Our Schools Safe!

This report examines new tools to gauge and prevent potential school crises and new uses for familiar technologies in school settings. It also highlights successful safety programs in urban and rural schools. Learn more (PDF, 82 pages).  

CDC Releases 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) survey report.

Federal Government Releases Annual Statistical Report on the Well-Being of the Children and Youth

The adolescent birth rate declined for the second consecutive year, adolescent injury deaths declined, and fewer 12th graders binge drank, according to the federal government's annual statistical report on the well-being of the nation's children and youth.

However, a higher proportion of 8th graders used illicit drugs, more children were likely to live in poverty, and fewer children were likely to live with at least one parent working year round, full time, according to the report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2011.

National Teen Driver Safety Week: 5 to Drive

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killers of teens in America. That's why local and State highway safety and law enforcement organizations are teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to launch a new National Teen Driver Safety Week campaign called “5 to Drive."

Online Safety for Youth: Working to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence in the United States

On February 5, the White House released a policy statement to counter violent extremist use of the Internet to recruit and radicalize to violence in the United States. The original statement can be seen on The White House Blog and the full text is shown here:

Report on Well-Being of Nation’s Children Released

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) has released its annual report, “America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being.” This year's report continues morethan a decade of dedication and collaboration by agencies across the federal government to advance our understanding of our Nation's children and what may be needed to bring them a better tomorrow.