ERIC Number: ED439181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep-24
Reference Count: N/A
A National Action Plan on School Violence and Kids from 2:00 to 8:00 PM. Proposals Adopted at the National Summit by Mayors, Police Chiefs, Educators, Students, Arts, Parks and Recreation Officials, Health Experts, and Representatives from the News Media and Entertainment Industry (Salt Lake City, Utah, September 24, 1998).
United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.
In an emergency response to the recent spree of school shootings, a group of experts came together to draft a national action plan on school violence and children. Participants included: almost 60 members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership; several mayors from communities which had recently experienced school shootings; police chiefs; elected representatives from the National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, and the National Parent/Teacher Association; students; top health, parks and recreation, and arts officials; representatives from the entertainment industry and news media; and other national experts on youth violence. In addition to the recent shootings, the summit highlighted alarming statistics regarding youth violence in American cities. This report presents statistics on the following: school violence; what children do from 2:00 to 8:00 pm; youth violence and the news media; and youth violence and the entertainment industry. It offers suggestions for improvement in each of the four areas. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Film Industry, Latchkey Children, Mass Media, News Reporting, Parent Participation, School Safety, Television Viewing, Violence
United States Conference of Mayors, 1620 Eye Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-293-7330; Fax: 202-293-2352; For full text: http://www.usmayors.org/uscm/news/publications/violence/.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.