Twenty-five percent of U.S. parents report “frequently” worrying about their child being harmed at school, and that concern is up from 2009-2011, according to Gallup’s annual Crime poll, conducted Oct. 3-6, 2013. The higher parental concern in this year’s survey could be a residual effect from the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.
Concern about a school-aged child being harmed at school ranks third among parents’ concerns about crime in the report, behind unauthorized use of phone and email records, and identity theft.
Want More Security News? Visit us online at www.SecurityMagazine.com for daily news updates.