The following websites have a wide range of information to better assist you with information dealing with cyberbullying, bullying, sexting, harassment along with a whole host of information for you to review.

Arizona Laws for youth every parent should know about: Law for Kids is a website that works with the Arizona Department of Education and this site lists various crimes that are committed by youth along with adults that commit crimes against children. It provides in-depth information on the names of the crimes in Arizona. An example is in Arizona we do not have Cyberbullying or Bullying laws, they both fall under Harassment. In addition, this site links you to the Arizona Revised Statues where you can read the state laws the officers and prosecutors have to follow. Finally, it also provides crisis lines that are available 24/7.

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center: This site has a tremendous amount of resources and information to include educational videos. Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.

Stop Bullying and Cyberbullying: When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. This website is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline & Chat/Text a crisis worker 24/7: This site has a vast amount of resources ranging from Suicide (the National Suicide Hotline) along with many other mental health and substance abuse resources for both youth and adults.

Youth.gov: This site has a wide range of resources for parents dealing with just about everything your child/teen might need during their life. Check out all of the resources on the drop-down menu and you will be amazed at all this site has to offer.

Safe and Sound Schools: This site has information for schools, law enforcement, parents and students along with many other resources and videos.

DEA’s – Get Smart About Drugs: This is an excellent site for parents to learn more about drugs that are being used in the schools and on the street.

Internet Safety 101SM: is a widely-renowned resource and teaching series that paints a comprehensive picture of the dangers children encounter online. Through the Internet Safety 101SM program, EIE strives to educate and empower parents, educators and other caring adults with the information they need to effectively protect children from Internet dangers.  Note: As the nation’s leading Internet safety organization since 1994, EIE has responded to this call for action by creating Internet Safety 101SM, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice. 

U.S Department of Justice: Keeping children safe online. Parents should stay involved in their digital world, know the apps they use, use parental controls where possible, and block and report people who make them feel uncomfortable. Kids should talk with a trusted adult so they understand online risks, only chat with people they know, ensure their online accounts are private, block people they don’t know or trust, and trust their instinct—if something makes them feel uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult about it. Kids and parents should stay alert—people aren’t always who they seem in online environments where identity is easy to fake. Stay safe at home. Stay safe online. To report an online child sexual exploitation offense, call 911 or go to report.cybertip.org

NetSmartz is NCMEC’s online safety education program. It provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children be safer online with the goal of helping children to become more aware of potential online risks and empowering them to help prevent victimization by making safer choices on- and offline.

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