“My daughter is 10. So are all the other kids who took this,” Beach said. “A sexual partner at 10 years old would be called sexual abuse.”
A WISE representative said the survey questions were created with University of New Hampshire researchers with whom the group is sharing the collected data.
Beach said she told the school and WISE about her concerns. School administrators and WISE officials said they are working to address parents’ complaints. Students are told that they are not required to take the test and can choose not to, a WISE official said.
Beach said she appreciates other work WISE does to raise awareness about domestic violence.