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.
Teen dating violence can be very dangerous - sometimes lethal.
Results of teen dating violence and sexual assault include serious physical harm, emotional damage, sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, and death.
Exposure to violence in media, including television, movies, music, and video games, represents a significant risk to the health of children and adolescents.
Extensive research evidence indicates that media violence can contribute to aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, nightmares, and fear of being harmed.
Teens experiencing dating violence usually tell no one. One study found that only 6% of girls and 11% of boys told anyone about the abuse that they experienced (O'Keefe and Treister, 1998).
Middle school, high school, and college age women experience a higher rate of rape than any other group.
Televisions are also commonly present in bedrooms, with 19% of infants, 29% of 2- to 3-year-olds, 43% of 4- to 6-year-olds, and 68% of children 8 years and older having a television in their bedrooms.
The effects of having a television in a child's bedroom are only beginning to be studied, but the early indications are alarming.
The Standard is a general statement that identifies what the student is expected to achieve.