Saturday, October 4, 2008

Philadelphia Student Speaks in Washington DC

Devron Lovick of Philadelphia PA, spoke recently in Washington, DC on behalf of teens across the country. Devron is a student at Hatboro-Horsham High School. He was participating in the sharing of survey data on the State of Our Nation’s Youth.

Here are some of the highlights from Devron's resport:

Global Warming
72% of teens believe global warming is an urgent or serious problem. Caring about the environment is important to them, however the majority (58%) of teens do not consider themselves “environmentalists.”

Education in the Global Economy
To prepare themselves for the global economy, one in three teens say the most important school subjects are science and technology, and 38% wish their schools had more up-to-date technology.

Cyber Bullying
Of the 14.9 million American high school students, 2.4 million (16%) reported that they have been a victim of cyber bullying. A remarkable portion of teens, almost one-third (30%), now view online bullying as a greater threat than traditional bullying in schools.

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