Guiding youth to lead healthy and safe lives.

The Tools You Need to Keep Them Safe

Navigating childhood and adolescence can be a tricky business, and it’s often frustrating trying to find the information you need to keep kids safe, happy, and healthy. With that in mind, we have compiled several resources to help answer the difficult questions and broach the awkward subjects with the children in your life.

Bullying Prevention

With the prevalence of social media, bullying is now a 24/7, nonstop issue. It has changed the way bullying occurs and has increased its audience many times over. But we have an advantage over bullying—by teaching our children from a young age not only how to recognize and confront bullying, but how to be kind, generous, empathetic citizens, we can prevent bullying from ever happening in the first place.

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Healthy Relationships

It’s becoming increasingly important to discuss the characteristics of healthy relationships and dating habits with our kids—we can’t just assume they’ll figure it out on their own. Studies show that dating abuse can start as early as 6th grade, and that 10% of high school students report physical violence in their dating relationships. As alarming as these statistics are, we can prevent teen dating violence by teaching our children what makes for happy, safe relationships.

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Human Growth & Development

Puberty is an awkward and embarrassing time for most children. It can be difficult for kids to talk openly with their parents about what’s happening to their bodies, and easy to end up relying on misinformation spread by their ill-informed peers. Creating an open and honest environment where kids feel comfortable asking questions and learning about their developing bodies is the best way to ensure they make safe, healthy choices for themselves.

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Pregnancy & STD Prevention

Is there anything more awkward or embarrassing than talking to your kids about sex? You’re not alone—most parents feel this way. But because there are so many physical and emotional risks involved when teenagers have sex, it’s important to engage your kids in open, informed, nonjudgmental conversations. These conversations can, and probably should, focus on reasons why waiting to have sex is a good idea. They may roll their eyes at you, but you have a better chance at keeping them healthy and safe.

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