Student Risk Behavior Results
During December 2013, the Shorewood School Distrcit Student Support Service Team surveyed students in grades 6-12 using the Wisconsin Online Youth Risk Behavior Survey (OYRBS) in an effort to attain data about student experiences related to risky behaviors. Members of the District's Student Support Team wanted to use the results to help focus future efforts on areas of student need related to risk behaviors.
The OYRBS focuses on health-risk behaviors that result in the most significant mortality, morbidity, and social problems during both adolescence and adulthood. These include:
- Behaviors that result in unintentional and intentional injuries
- Tobacco use
- Alcohol and other drug use
- Sexual behaviors that may result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies
- Dietary behaviors
- Physical activity
The OYRBS measures student attitudes and perceptions related to these health risk behaviors. In addition, the survey measures protective factors, and these factors have the power to protect youth from engaging in risk behaviors and, at the same time, promote healthy behaviors.
Following the completion of the survey, the data was analyzed by the Student Support Services team and Administrators. Results can be found below: