The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS)
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS), sponsored by the Buffalo Public School District, will ask about the health behaviors of 6th through 12th grade students. The YRBS survey is used to identify risky behaviors that our children may be engaging in so that we as a district can engage families, students, and the community to work together finding ways to reduce behaviors that challenge the success of our students.
The results of this survey will assist Buffalo Public Schools’ ability to develop and maintain health and safety programs tailored to the needs of students. In addition, the survey results will allow the District to maximize grants and other funding.
The survey will ask about behaviors that result in unintentional and intentional injuries, tobacco use, and alcohol and other drug use. It will also ask about student strengths, physical activity, nutrition, engagement in sexual activity, and safe environments.
Students will be asked to fill out a computer-based questionnaire that takes about one class period to complete. They will take the survey during regular class time on November 30th and December 1st.
The survey is anonymous. Students can skip any question they do not wish to answer. Students may also stop participating in the survey at any point without penalty.
For more facts on the survey please go to the Buffalo school website, under the Department tab select – Health Related Services – look for the YRBSS tab for additional information. If your child’s teacher or principal cannot answer your questions about the survey, please email Mai Nguyen, Director of Social Emotional and Wellness Supports, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like your child to opt out of the survey, an opt out form was sent home with your child, or you may complete the electronic form at the link below.