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Safety for Kids & Teens

Parents should review the home security and personal safety material presented on the site with their kids and teens. In addition, there are some excellent websites which focus on areas specific to kids and teens:

  • National Crime Prevention Council’s McGruff, the Crime Dog
    McGruff shows kids how to be safe and make the neighborhood safer.
  • National Crime Prevention Council – Teens
    Whereas the McGruff site presents materials for a child audience, this site presents crime prevention materials in a more mature format specifically for teens.
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    In addition to information on missing children, this site provides information about child safety, sex offenders, internet safety and what to do if a child is missing.
  • On Guard On Line
    Provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to protect from internet fraud, securing a computer and protect personal information.
  • Netsmartz
    Created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, this site has a section for kids and for teens, and covers current topics such as "cyber-bullying" and "sexting".
  • iSafe
    i-SAFE Inc. was founded in 1998 and is endorsed by the U.S. Congress. i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.
  • Legal Information for Teenagers
    Created by the California Bar Association, this document provides a basic overview of some of the common laws that apply to teens and children, the rights and responsibilities of parents, and answers to common questions children have about the law.