[From 10$/Pg] Surpassing Motor Vehicle Deaths
Child and Teen Firearm Mortality in the U.S. and Peer CountriesFirearms recently became the number one cause of death for children in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle deaths and those caused by other injuries. This brief examines how gun violence an…KFF
Answer one or more of these questions:
1) How does the US differ from other countries in terms of gun violence? What implications does this have for child development in the US?
2) What are some developmental factors (mentioned in this article or drawn from other valid sources) as to why children may be frequently dying from firearms?
3) Given the statistic that 6 out of 9 recent mass shootings were committed by men in the ’emerging adulthood” stage, what are some developmental and/or gender reasons this may be happening?