Are Your Kids Safe on Campus?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: If your kid is heading off to high school or college, how can you be sure they'll be kept safe?
Air Date: 6/4/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Yolanda (Linda) Reid Chassiakos, MD
Linda reid chassiaskosYolanda (Linda) Reid Chassiakos is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. A graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine, she is the Director of the Klotz Student Health Center at California State University Northridge, and a founding member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Media Resource Team.
Are Your Kids Safe on Campus?
If your kid is heading off to high school or college you may be concerned about the increase in campus violence.

As a parent, what can you do if you learn a violent act has occurred? What safety measures are in place to protect your child?

One such measure is the Clery Act.

The Clery Act was named after Jeanne Clery, who was raped and murdered in her dorm room by a fellow student on April 5, 1986. Her parents championed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) in her memory.

This Act is a federal law that requires colleges to report crimes that occur "on campus" and clearly assert school safety policies. This information is available each year in an Annual Security Report (ASR), which can be found on your child's school website. The Clery Act also requires schools to have timely warnings when there are known risks to public safety on campus.

In this segment, Yolanda (Linda) Reid Chassiakos helps sort out all the confusion and worry and gives guidance to help ease some of the fears when your child is away at school.
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