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Safety 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 were usually or always safe in school. This percentage does not vary substantially by location.

In all locations, younger children (aged 6-11) were more likely to be considered safe at school than older adolescents (aged 12-17). Approximately 93 percent of children aged 6-11 were reported to be safe at school, compared to 86.0 percent (in urban areas) to 89.0 percent (in small rural areas) of adolescents.

Children with higher household incomes were also more likely to be reported to be safe at school. Approximately 96 percent of children with household incomes of 400 percent of the Federal poverty level (FPL) or more were usually or always safe at school; among children with family incomes below the FPL, this percentage ranged from 78.7 percent of urban children to 82.4 percent of those in small rural areas.

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