A 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey indicates that more than 47 percent of all high school students say they have had sex, and 15 percent of high school students have had sex with four or more partners during their lifetime.
Among students who had sex in the three months prior to the survey, 60 percent reported condom use and 23 percent reported birth control pill use during their last sexual encounter Sexual activity has consequences.
The Benchmark identifies what the student will know and be able to do at the end of each of the grade.
Human trafficking is defined under Florida law as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjugation to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, slavery, or a commercial sex act. If you suspect a child is a victim, please call the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE or 911.
Every day, young people navigate relationships - crushes, breakups, sexuality, firsts, and hook ups - but they don’t always have the space to talk about them, learn about them, or share their experiences.
Teenage mothers are less likely to finish high school and are more likely than their peers to live in poverty, depend on public assistance, and be in poor health.
Their children are more likely to suffer health and cognitive disadvantages, come in contact with the child welfare and correctional systems, live in poverty, drop out of high school and become teen parents themselves.
Educators include anyone who works with teens in a learning capacity and/or setting, from teachers, administrators, and counselors to coaches, youth mentors, and other school and after-school personnel.
Resources for school personnel regarding school safety and violence prevention, useful for safe school planning and implementation.