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Safety of Child at School

Parents of school-aged children (aged 6-17 years) were also asked how often they felt that their children were safe in school. Overall, parents of 89.6 percent of children reported that their children are usually or always safe in school.

Younger school-aged children (aged 6-11 years) were more likely to be reported to be usually or always safe in school (93.0 percent) than were adolescents aged 12-17 years (86.4 percent).

Parents of children in higher-income households were also more likely to report that their children are safe in school. Parents of 79.2 percent of children with household incomes below the poverty level reported that their children were usually or always safe in school, compared to 84.4 percent of children with household incomes between 100 and 199 percent of poverty and more than 92 percent of children in households with incomes above 200 percent of poverty.


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