According to the WCSD Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), high school student safety-related behaviors improved in the 2015 survey, but middle school student bullying has increased along with parents never/rarely/only sometimes asking where and with whom their middle schooler is going..
The YRBS is conducted in odd-numbered years with 7th –12th graders. TMT initiated a task force in 2010 following alarming results from the 2009 survey. More than 25 collaborating agencies developed recommendations for needed policies including violence prevention education, intervention activities, and education programming.
- Middle school students were not included in the YRBS safety questions in 2013
- ***2017 question changed; should not be compared to prior surveys