Bus Bullying, tips and tools to help your child have a safe, fun and bully-free bus ride.
Is your teen evasive about where she's going, and with whom? Has she lost weight? What about his personal hygiene? Watch for these, and more, warning signs of drug use.
Sexual predators groom children before abusing them; here's how they do it and how to protect your kids.
How do you 'sell' kids on the idea of NOT doing drugs and alcohol? Five Maine South HS girls suggested creative slogans that could go national.
Heroin use in the suburbs increased 320% in the last decade. Use these five easy-to-find teachable moments to talk with teens about the dangers of drug use.
Your teen's off to college? Prevent being victimized with these do's and dont's.
Drug-related suicide attempts by men jumped from 19,024 to 29,407 from 2005 to 2009. Watch for these signs and be vigilant to help males at risk.
The number of teen boys getting drinking-related injuries, including fights and car accidents, doubles over this holiday weekend.
Hosting a teen party places you at incredible risks. It could make someone a statistic and put you in legal trouble.
Now that summer has finally arrived your child and teen have much more free time, which can lead to risk-taking behavior.
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