Safe Kids Smart Parents

Author: Rebecca Bailey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147670046X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leading family psychologist and personal therapist to Jaycee Dugard, Rebecca Bailey tells parents how to keep their children safe in this accessible, must-have guidebook, with a foreword by Terry Probyn, Jaycee's mother. Whether their children are toddlers or teens, six years old or sixteen, whether they live in a rural town, suburb, or a bustling city, all parents worry about threats—from cyber-bullying to exploitation and abduction. What should they tell their children and when? What practical steps can they take to reduce the risks and keep their kids safe? Dr. Rebecca Bailey, with the assistance of her sister and registered nurse, Elizabeth, gives easily understood, easily followed answers. Safe Kids, Smart Parents builds on Dr. Bailey’s years of experience as a family psychologist helping real families deal with real situations. From abduction to abuse, Bailey explains how parents can speak to their kids about troubling topics while building their self-esteem and teaching them how to protect themselves. A smart, comprehensive, and easy-to-read resource, Safe Kids, Smart Parents is the most important book a parent can own.

Protecting the Gift

Author: Gavin De Becker
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307833690
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Safety skills for children outside the home Warning signs of sexual abuse How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools Strategies for keeping teenagers safe from violence All parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children's safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the nation's leading expert on predicting violent behavior and author of the monumental bestseller The Gift of Fear, offers practical new steps to enhance children's safety at every age level, giving you the tools you need to allow your kids freedom without losing sleep yourself. With daring and compassion, he shatters the widely held myths about danger and safety and helps parents find some certainty about life's highest-stakes questions: How can I know a baby-sitter won't turn out to be someone who harms my child? (see page 103) What should I ask child-care professionals when I interview them? (see page 137) What's the best way to prepare my child for walking to school alone? (see page 91) How can my child be safer at school? (see page 175) How can I spot sexual predators? (see page 148) What should I do if my child is lost in public? (see page 86) How can I teach my child about risk without causing too much fear? (see page 98) What must my teenage daughter know in order to be safe? (see page 191) What must my teenage son know in order to be safe? (see page 218) And finally, in the face of all these questions, how can I reduce the worrying? (see page 56)

Smart Parents Safe Kids

Author: Robert Stuber
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
ISBN: 9780836235333
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Shows parents how to instill an "inner cop" in children to help them avoid harmful situations

Parent Alert How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Author: Will Geddes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146548275X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Protect your children from cybercrime, sexting, cyberbullying, phishing, cyberstalking, grooming, nude selfies, and other internet dangers. You can't shield your kids from the risks if you don't know what they are. Kids spend hours online, exploring the best the internet has to offer - but what of the risks? Who are they talking to on social media? How do you educate them about their digital footprint and protect them from trolls, bullies, frenemies, and stalkers? They may be tech-savvy, but they are not worldly-wise, so can you set ground rules? If they see you as a digital dinosaur, how do you encourage them to come to you if they are in trouble, and what action should you take to prevent, minimize, or resolve the damage? Packed with real-life scenarios, practical advice, and action plans in non-techspeak, Parent Alert! is your go-to guide for one of the greatest dangers facing children today. Celebrity best friends and concerned moms Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams ask the questions and international security expert Will Geddes provides the no-nonsense answers. Learn best-practice cybersecurity on social media accounts; what signals might indicate that your child is falling prey to online grooming, bullying, or extortion; and how you can protect your kids from danger without being critical of them or setting unrealistic restrictions.

Adolescents In The Internet Age 2nd Edition

Author: Paris S. Strom
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623967643
Format: PDF, Docs
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Teaching adolescents and learning from them is the paradigm elaborated throughout this second edition of Adolescents in the Internet Age. The premise is based upon four assumptions: (1) Adolescents have unique experiences that qualify them as the most credible source on what growing up is like in the current environment; (2) Adolescents are more competent than many adults with tools of technology that will be needed for learning in the future; (3) Adolescents and adults can support mutual development by adopting the concept of reciprocal learning; and (4) The common quest of adolescents to gain adult identity could be attained before employment. Expectations are the theme for every chapter. The reason expectations are so important is because they influence goals, determine priorities, and are used to evaluate progress and achievements of individuals and institutions. When teacher expectations correspond with the abilities and interests of students, achievement and satisfaction are common outcomes. In contrast, if teachers expect too little, student potential can be undermined. There is also concern if expectations that students have for themselves surpass their abilities. This occurs if teachers do not inform students about their deficits. Multitasking, doing too many things at the same time, detracts from productivity. Sharing accountability depends upon complimentary and attainable expectations that can be met by students, teachers, and parents. To support appropriate expectations, tthis book for secondary teachers and high school students seeking a broader understanding of their own generation is organized in four parts about aspects of learning and development. (1) Identity expectations introduce traditional perspectives on adolescence, changes related to sources of learning, evolving emphasis of schools, and ways to support motivation, goal setting, and formation of identity. (2) Cognitive expectations examine mental abilities, academic standards, emergence of the Internet as a learning tool, development of media literacy, creative problem solving, and encouragement of higher order thinking skills. (3) Social expectations explore the need for giving greater attention to social development, importance of teamwork skills, involvement with social networking, adoption of civil behavior, school safety, and values as a basis for ethical behavior and character. (4) Health expectations center on decisions that influence physical health, wellbeing, and lifestyle choice. Consideration is given to stress management, emotional intelligence, and risk assessment strategies for individual teenagers and the schools that they attend.

Street Smarts for Kids

Author: Ric Bentz
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers practical advice for parents on how to protect children of all ages, outlining a wide range of risky situations and offering tips on how to develop essential safety skills

Afterward

Author: Jennifer Mathieu
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1626722382
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A tragic kidnapping leads to an unlikely friendship in this novel about finding light in the midst of darkness from the author of The Truth About Alice. When eleven-year-old Dylan Anderson is kidnapped, his subsequent rescue leads to the discovery of fifteen-year-old Ethan Jorgensen, who had gone on a bike ride four years earlier and had never been seen again. Dylan's older sister, Caroline, can't help but wonder what happened to her brother, who has nonverbal autism and is not adjusting well to life back home. There's only one person who knows the truth: Ethan. But Ethan isn't sure how he can help Caroline when he is fighting traumatic memories of his own captivity. Both Caroline and Ethan need a friend, however, and their best option just might be each other.

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don t Do

Author: Amy Morin
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062565745
Format: PDF, ePub
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The author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children. Do today’s children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life’s challenges in an increasingly complicated and scary world? With safe spaces and trigger warnings designed to "protect" kids, many adults worry that children don’t have the resilience to reach their greatest potential. Amy Morin, the author who identified the characteristics that mentally strong people share, now gives adults—parents, teachers, and other mentors—the tools they need to become mental strength trainers. While other books tell parents what to do, Amy teaches parents what "not to do," which she says is equally important in raising mentally strong youngsters. As a foster parent, psychotherapist, and expert in family and teen therapy, Amy has witnessed first-hand what works. When children have the skills they need to deal with challenges in their everyday lives, they can flourish socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically. With appropriate support, encouragement, and guidance from adults, kids grow stronger and become better. Drawing on her experiences and insight, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and concrete and proven exercises to help children of all ages—from preschoolers to teenagers—build mental muscle and develop into healthy, strong adults.

Internet Safety for Kids and Young Adults

Author: Jeff Sechler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481115728
Format: PDF
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The youth of the world today have grown up using technology and the Internet. Kids as young as 4 and 5 years old are learning how to get online and search for information or videos. The ability to go online and connect with people and information from all across the globe is an awesome power to have. Unfortunately, that power is not always used for good. There are countless people out there with the intent of using the Internet to cause harm or steal your personal information. You probably heard of computer viruses and some other basic threats, but there are other threats to your safety and well-being that are a little less obvious, especially to today's youth who are so engrossed in the Internet that they are sometimes naive to the dangers lurking in the shadows of cyberspace. Internet Safety for Kids and Young Adults delves into a number of important safety issues that face kids and teens while working and playing on the Internet. Topics include Cyber-bullying, Texting and Sexting, Internet Addictions, Sexual and Online Predators, Identity Theft, Online Scams, Viruses and Spyware, Mobile Device Security, Online Reputation and even Copyright and Plagiarism. These topics are very important to anyone who uses the Internet, however this book is written to speak directly to the kids themselves. There are tons of books out there to teach parents how to talk to their kids about the importance of staying safe online, but very few that are geared towards the kids themselves. This book changes that. It is written in straight-forward language and gets right to the point without sugar coating the details.