At a quick glance, here are some of the statistics:
Students reporting being bullied: 24.6 percent
Students sending explicit text or image messages: 31.3 percent
Students reporting ever drinking alcohol: 37.7 percent
Students reporting ever smoking cigarettes: 22.5 percent
Spring Lake-Ferrysburg Police Sgt. Curt Theune expressed concerns about issues such as bullying. Theune said 25 percent of kids being bullied is “a lot” and something needs to be done about it.
“We’ve got to, as a community and school district, be more aggressive in our preventative measures for bullying,” he said.
Another area of concern is substance abuse issues, including drinking and driving among teens.
Statistics show that 18.5 percent of respondents rode in a vehicle with someone who had been drinking alcohol, and nearly 9 percent drove a vehicle after drinking alcohol.
“It’s astonishing and something that needs to be addressed,” Theune said.
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