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Children and Danger: A Look at the Statistics

20+ teens killed daily — 13 by guns

8 million teens drink per week

1.3 million teen ALCOHOLICS

2,478 drop out of school per day

7,742 start having sex per day

2,700 teenage girls become pregnant each day

1:10 teen boys attempt suicide

1:5 teen girls attempt suicide

1:8 girls will be a victim of date RAPE (1:4 attempted)

135,000 children bring guns to school per day

3,300 runaways per day

180+ teachers attacked daily

Statistics compiled by Charlie Abourjilie, 2001

“Facts do not cease to exist simply because they are ignored.”
- A. Huxley

“Parents say they want to know what’s going on in our lives, what we do, but donít really want to know.”
- 11th grade student, 2001

Excerpt from Character Education Informational Handbook & Guide, Public Schools of North Carolina, Department of Education, 2002. Used by permission.

 




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