Developing a Strategy for Child Safety on the Internet

Developing a Strategy for Child Safety on the Internet

As parents and educators, we are responsible for protecting our children and the online world magnifies those opportunities as well as complicates the ways in which we must be aware.
Through the internet and phone networks that teens use everyday, they have easy access to others, and are easily accessible by others. Electronic communication is such […]

What is Emotional Abuse?

What is Emotional Abuse?

Most States include emotional abuse or “mental injury” in their definitions of abuse or neglect because an action does not need to include force, physical contact or harm in order to be considered abusive.
Emotional abuse may include constant criticism, threats, or rejection, as well as withholding love, support, or guidance. This […]

Leaving a Child Home Alone or What Age to Babysit?

Leaving a Child Home Alone or What Age to Babysit?

Most States do NOT have regulations or laws about when a child is considered old enough to stay home alone or to babysit other children. Some states have guidelines or recommendations.
It is estimated that over 40% of children are left home at some time, though rarely overnight. Following are links to resources […]

What is Child Neglect?

What is Child Neglect?

While physical abuse tends to happen in specific instances or events, neglect tends to be more on-going.
Neglect often leaves no visible scars and therefore is more likely than physical abuse to go undetected. Furthermore, children may grow up believing that their circumstances are a normal way of life and therefore […]

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The challenges of keeping kids safe in the 21st century are far greater and under more change than ever before in history. Now, child predators have new ways to find victims thanks to the internet, cell phone and GPS technologies. Today, children can use these same technologies and numerous web sites […]

What is Physical Abuse?

What is Physical Abuse?

Each State provides a definition for physical abuse. It is generally defined as “any nonaccidental physical injury to a child,” and can include:
 
Punching, beating, kicking, burning, biting, shaking, throwing, slapping, inappropriate restraint, stabbing, choking, hitting (with a hand, stick, strap, or other object), burning, misuse of medications or other […]

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Attention: Parents, Don't Give Your Kids a Cell Phone Until You Read This

You may have heard about “sexting,” a combination of the words “sex” and “texting”, an act of sending sexually explicit messages or photos electronically, primarily between cell phones. CBS reports, “The practice of sexting is shockingly common among teens.” And ABC says, “Sexting teens can go too far.”
Some children have committed suicide and others face […]

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