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Infographic about Sexual Minority Youth Data

Sexual Minority Youth Data.

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Violence is real for young people especially lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth.

High school students reported they skipped school at least once because of feeling unsafe at school or on their way to or from school.

5% of Heterosexual students and 13% of LGB students skipped school at least once due to feeling unsafe at school or on their way to or from school.

While off school grounds, 22% of heterosexual students and 28% of LGB students they were in a physical fight (during the 12 months before the survey).

While off school grounds, 8% of heterosexual students and 18% of LGB students experienced physical dating violence (in the 30 days before the survey).

While off school grounds, 14% of heterosexual students and 28% of LGB students were cyber bullied via social media, email, online chat rooms, instant messaging websites, or texting (during the 12 months before the survey).

It could be someone you know. Teach love.

26% of heterosexual students and 60% of LGB students felt sad or hopeless (during the 12 months before the survey).

Prevention is possible!

Be the change in your community.

Be a mentor or tutor.

Volunteer at schools and in your community.

Model how to respond nonviolently to conflict, stress, and fear.

Notice good choices and praise them.

Prevent minors from getting unsupervised access to firearms.

Help prevent bullying and sexual harassment.

Ensure school staff care about who students are and what they learn.

Start or join a youth violence prevention coalition.

Safe and supportive relationships and environments improve education, safety, and health for all youth.

www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention

www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth

For the 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 15, 713 questionnaires were completed in 125 public and private schools.

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