Internet Resources for Parents, Teens and Preteens


Bullying and Cyberbullying

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center

http://www.safeyouth.org/scripts/topics/bullying.asp


National Crime Prevention Council

http://www.ncpc.org/topics/bullying

http://www.ncpc.org/teens/cyberbullying.php


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/


Making Safe Decisions

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) (Originally founded as Students Against Drunk Driving) (http://www.sadd.org/)

This is the official website of the SADD organization, whose mission is to help young people make safe and healthy decisions for their lives. See the SADD website for information about SADD chapters, starting your own chapter, the SADD speaker series, the SADD national conference, and much more.


Depression

National Institute of Mental Health

(http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml)


Depression Signs and Symptoms

(http://www.healthline.com/channel/depression.html)


Depressed Teens (http://www.depressedteens.com)

Depressed Teens is a website devoted to teen depression education and awareness. Check out the website for facts and information about teen depression, including a video called Day for Night: Recognizing Teenage Depression.


Teen Depression Information (http://www.teen-depression.info/)

This website has information about the prevention, detection, and treatment of teen depression and suicidal behavior.


Suicide Prevention

Kids Under Twenty-One (http://www.kuto.org/prevention/intervention.html)

This website explains how you can get involved to help prevent the suicide of a friend or loved-one.


Yellow Ribbon International Suicide Prevention Program (http://www.yellowribbon.org/)

Yellow Ribbon is an international, nonprofit suicide prevention program. Its website provides suicide prevention information for students, parents, and suicide survivors. Free “Ask 4 Help” cards are available for ordering on the website.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (http://www.afsp.org/)

AFSP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the loss of life through suicide. Check out its website for information about suicide prevention programs, education resources, and coping with loss from suicide.


American Association of Suicidology (http://www.suicidology.org/)

The AAS is a nonprofit professional organization that promotes suicide prevention programs, and educates and supports its members who are involved in suicide prevention. Its website has information on suicide support groups and suicide prevention training.


Crisis Hotlines

Kids Under Twenty-One: 314-644-KUTO (5886) or 1-888-644-5886


Childhelp USA’s National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4ACHILD (1-800-422-4453)


The National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

You can also go to http://suicidehotlines.com/ for a list of suicide hotline phone numbers.


Other Resources for Parents, Teens and Preteens


Kid’s Health/Teen’s Health

For parents: www.kidshealth.org/parent

For younger kids: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid

For teens: http://www.kidshealth.org/teen

This website, sponsored by the Nemours Foundation, has articles for teens on everything from dealing with depression, drugs, and alcohol to food, fitness, and recipes. If you type the keyword “bullying” into the search field, you’ll find some great articles about bullying and cliques.


Positive Parenting

http://www.positiveparenting.com/


Bullying and Anxiety

http://www.anxietyfreechildren.com/bullyinganxiety.html

This is not an endorsement or recommendation of the commercial products sold through anxietyfreechildren.com, but this web page has useful and helpful definitions of bullying, cyberbullying and what to do if you see or experience bullying.


© 2013 Chad E. Bladow