Fights in schools: statistics

Fights in schools: statistics
Fights in schools: statistics
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One in four American teenage girls in school initiate or get involved in a fight.

Fights in schools: statistics

One in four American teenage girls in school initiate or get involved in a fight

The US government has published frightening statistics: 26.7% of American girls in school fight, behave defiantly and aggressively. Sociologists have studied 33,000 girls aged 12 to 16 and found that one in four is in some kind of school gang, which often converge wall to wall or sort things out in personal fights of their members.

"In the eyes of the public, teenage violence is most often associated with boys," the report says. “However, it is clear that this problem is very relevant among girls.”

However, the percentage of aggressive guys in the US will be higher - 33.6% of schoolchildren. Still, social workers call the numbers scary: “We need to do a better job,” says Pamela Hyde, administrator of the National Service for Combating Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Psychiatric Illness. “We have an obligation to work with at-risk girls, teaching them how to solve their problems without resorting to violence.”

Violence is significantly higher among girls who abuse alcohol or smoke marijuana, experts have found. Girls from low-income families are also much more aggressive.

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