HealthDay (5/14, Thompson) reports, “Children in the United States are exposed to a high rate of violence in their everyday lives,” according to the results of a survey published online May 13 in JAMA Pediatrics. “The survey found that children wander through a world of violence that runs the gamut from school bullying and playground assault to sexual abuse and domestic violence.”
MedPage Today (5/14, Walsh) reports, “Although rates of violence against children declined 2.2 percentage points between 2008 and 2011, children continue to be frequently subjected to various types of assault and abuse.” For example, “two of every five children (41.2%) surveyed reported a physical assault during the preceding year, according to David Finkelhor, PhD, of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and colleagues.” What’s more, “one in ten was actually injured by the attack,” the survey found.
— “Many U.S. Kids Victims of Violence, Abuse: Survey, “Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, May 13, 2013.