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The correlation between academic achievement and learning environments in which students feel safe, secure, and connected, is clear. The information below is designed to address unmet needs in the area of school safety and violence prevention.
Safe Schools for Safe Learning Act of 2013
The Safe Schools for Safe Learning Act of 2013, authorized by Assembly Bill 514 in October 2013, requires the California Department of Education to post information including a list of statewide resources for youth who have been affected by gangs, gun violence, and psychological trauma caused by violence at home, at school, and in the community.
Teen Dating Abuse Prevention
Physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, or technological conduct by a person to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control a dating partner, regardless of whether that relationship is continuing or has concluded. The number of interactions between the individuals involved is insignificant.
Examples of the four types of dating abuse include:
- Verbal: threats to the partner or their family, putdowns, yelling or name calling;
- Physical: hitting, hair-pulling, slapping, punching, pinching or shoving;
- Emotional: telling the partner how they can dress, expressing a high degree of jealousy, stalking, calling or texting frequently to keep "track" of a partner;
- Sexual: forcing the partner to have unwanted sex, touching or kissing when the partner does not want to and not allowing the partner to use birth control;
- Technological: unwanted, repeated calls or text messages, non-consensual access to email, social networking accounts, texts or cell phone call logs, pressuring for or disseminating private or embarrassing pictures, videos, or other personal information.