School Year 2012-2013 Fairfax County Youth Survey Results Now Available


Fairfax County has released the results of the 2012-2013 Youth Survey. The results are available:

The Fairfax County Youth Survey, a comprehensive, anonymous and voluntary survey given each year to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12, examines behaviors, experiences and other factors that influence the health and well-being of Fairfax County’s youth. The results provide a snapshot of the county’s youth and serve as a barometer of the community’s effectiveness fostering healthy choices in young people. The Youth Survey is a collaboration of Fairfax County Government and the Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Topics covered in the full report include:

  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
  • Bullying, cyberbullying and other forms of aggression.
  • Physical and mental health.
  • Extracurricular and civic engagement.
  • Risk and protective factors.

To learn more about the facts and stats, and to get useful tips on recognizing warning signs of risky behavior and to find out how to get help, view and share the fact sheets below with your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues.

Fact Sheets – Updated for school year 2012-2013

Risk and Protective Factors

Teenage Alcohol Use

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Teenage Depression and Suicide

Teenage Drug Use

High School Boys

High School Girls

Teenage Inhalant Use

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning

Middle Schoolers

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Teen Dating Abuse (data based on school year 2011-2012 survey)

For information on the Youth Survey, contact Sophia Dutton, Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

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