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To prevent sexual assault, schools and parents start lessons early

from NPR

If colleges are a hunting ground, as they've been called, for sexual predators, advocates say that high schools are the breeding ground — and that any solution must start there. They say efforts at college are too little, too late. The push for earlier intervention is coming from a wide range of voices, including student survivors, law enforcement officials — and New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft. "I have a couple granddaughters in college, and, y'know, I'm just thinking, holy mackerel — let's get to the root of it," Kraft told an audience of hundreds of high school students and teachers at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts. With a half-million dollars — and his team's star power — he's gotten some 90 Massachusetts high schools to run a dating violence prevention program called Mentors in Violence Prevention. more


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