Safety at School

Parents of school-aged children (aged 6–17 years) were asked how often they felt that their children were safe in school. Overall, parents of 92.6 percent of children reported that their children were usually or always safe in school. This percentage does not vary significantly by location.

While there were no differences in the proportions of children considered to be safe at school across locations by age group, children aged 6–11 years were more likely to be considered safe at school than adolescents aged 12–17 in both urban and large rural areas. About 95 percent of children aged 6–11 in both urban and large rural areas were reported to be safe at school, compared to less than 91 percent of those aged 12–17 years.