Youth violence affects all communities and all members of a community. It is a leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults. While youth violence is a significant problem in our society, there is hope. We can improve the health and safety of our young people and our communities by preventing youth violence.
CDC’s research and community work underscores the importance—and possibility—of preventing youth violence. A new report and action guide provides strategies that can help.
Millions of children and young adults attend schools and universities each year. Preventing violence in these environments is important to promoting learning, safety, and health.
Electronic media, the Internet, cell phones, and chat rooms can provide wonderful opportunities for young people to increase knowledge, express creativity, and build new relationships. But, these same tools can also be used to embarrass, harass, or threaten peers.