Dr. Janet Rosenzweig, Prevent Child Abuse America's national consultant for child sexual abuse prevention, has posted a blog entry today at philly.com titled "How's the sexual climate of your child's school?" We encourage you to take a look - here - and then please let us know what you think, how you might use this information in your family and community, and whether you have any questions. We have also pasted an excerpt below. Thanks.
"Kids spend most of their waking hours in school, and schools each have their own climate or 'social feel.' A school’s 'culture' would be its policies, procedures, rules and regulations, while school 'climate' refers to how it actually feels to be in a school. This is a difficult concept for people who have spent time in few schools, but the differences can be vast. Researchers use variations in school climate to predict outcomes like academic achievement, rates of bullying, and sexual health and safety."