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Safety for parents : en Español

Keeping your daughter safe is most likely one of your top concerns. You can help keep your daughter safe by setting and enforcing rules and by teaching her about the dangers she may face. The resources in this section will help you learn more about the types of dangers your daughter may face, including youth gangs, dating violence, and Internet predators. Quizzes in this section can be a fun way for your daughter to learn about safety.

Web sites

  1. American flag.Two girls sharing a laptop. girlshealth.gov: Safety - We have created the girlshealth.gov section on safety to help adolescent girls learn more about some of the unique health issues and social situations they will encounter during the teen years. This section provides information, resources, and links to help your daughter learn more about safety.
  2. Honor Our Voices (Copyright © Avon Foundation) – This online tool explores domestic violence through the eyes of children.
  3. Safe Teen Driving - This is helpful information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  4. American flag. Teen Summer Jobs: Safety Pays - Summer is a time millions of teens work. Use this web site to get information on how to keep your teen safe while he or she is on the job.
  5. The CyberTipline is a partnership between The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and state and local law enforcement in Internet Crimes against Children Task Forces. To report information about child pornography and the online enticement of children, parents can log on or call the Tipline at 1-800-843-5678.
  6. School and Community Safety - This site from the National Education Association's Health Information Network provides support to teachers and parents who are working to help make public school safe for all children.

Publications

  1. School Violence and the News - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org
  2. Making sure Your Teen’s Job is Safe - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org
  3. What You Need to Know in an Emergency - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org
  4. A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety – This online publication discusses how to protect your child from online predators.
  5. Dating Violence: Tips for Parents (Copyright © American Academy of Pediatrics) – As a parent, you can help your teenager build healthy relationship. This Web page helps parents recognize signs of unhealthy relationship behavior and gives tips on how to intervene.
  6. pdf Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children’s Exposure to Violence: A Guide for Families (Copyright © Safe Start) – This guide explains how children of different ages may react to violence and gives advice on how to help a child exposed to violence.
  7. Parents: ABCs of Raising Safe and Healthy Kids – This site provides a list of ways to find what steps parents can take to keep their kids safe and healthy.
  8. Safety on the Internet: A Guide for Parents (Copyright © Center for Young Women’s Health) – This guide introduces safety for parents of girls and links to information about the Internet, cyberbullying, Internet predators, social networking, and more.
  9. Talk to Teens About Healthy Relationships – This site discusses ways to talk to your kids and teens about healthy relationships.
  10. Teaching Children Fire Safety – This publication encourages parents to teach children at an early age about the dangers of playing with fire in an effort to prevent child injuries, fire deaths, and fire-setting behavior in the future.
  11. Teen Driving Agreement (Copyright © American Academy of Pediatrics) – You may want to set specific rules for your teenage driver. This form guides you and your teen in making a plan about driving.
  12. When a Youth Is Victimized (Copyright © National Center for Victims of Crime) – We may not think about it, but people ages 12 to 24 suffer more violent crime than any other age group in the United States. This fact sheet has information for parents and other adults to recognize how youth react to crime, and how to help.
  13. Young Workers: Parents – Do you have a child who works? This Web page has several ways that you can help protect your young worker.

Organizations

  1. Children's Safety Network
  2. Kids.gov
  3. Love Our Children USA
  4. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC
  5. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
  6. National Education Association's Health Information Network
  7. National Gang Center
  8. National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  9. Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
  10. Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere
  11. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

 

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Content last reviewed July 21, 2011
Page last updated October 31, 2013

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