Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 8: Violence Prevention

Student Web Activities - Lesson 1 - Understanding and Preventing Violence

Understanding and Preventing Violence


Violence involving teens is a growing problem in the United States . There are steps you can take to avoid violence and to discourage it in others. On the Web site below you will get facts about violence, learn what you can do to avoid it, and how to handle violent situations when they occur.

Link to explore : Safe Youth – Teen Violence


  • Start at the "Safe Youth – Teen Violence" Web site.
  • Read through the page, taking notes as you go.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, start a petition that students can sign in which they pledge not to carry weapons, settle disagreements without violence, and work to make their school safe for everyone.

What are three types of violence committed by and against youth in America?
How are schools responding to violence in teens?
What are three examples of community programs offered for at-risk youth?
What steps can protect youth from online predators?
What is the name of a national organization developed to help crime victims get the assistance and information they need?
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