For Parents

TOP 10 SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS:

1.    Do ask your son or daughter daily: “What was the best part (high point) and worst part (low point) of your day today?”
2.    Do ask your son or daughter: “Did you eat according to the Food Pyramid today?”
3.    Do ask your son or daughter: “Do you know the difference between a good/right touch & a bad/wrong touch?”
4.    Do ask your son or daughter: “Which (3) safe adults would you tell if somebody was harming you or pressuring you to do something risky?”
5.    Do pay attention to non-verbal hints your son or daughter might be trying to communicate, because “Behavior IS Language”. So, ask your children often: “How are you feeling?”
6.    Do pay attention to how you as a parent communicate. As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher in life. So, HOW you communicate is often more impactful than WHAT you communicate verbally.
7.    Do pay attention on how you treat others in your home. Witnessing Domestic Violence is a form of emotional and psychological abuse with long-term negative impacts.
8.    Do talk to your children and other family members about a plan and meeting places in case of emergencies.
9.    Do talk to your children about a “Safety Word” in case somebody (stranger or family) tells them: “Your mommy or daddy asked me to give you a ride home.”
10.    Do teach your children to look for potential injury hazards at home or during play.

1.    Accidental Death – (Drowning, Car Accidents, Playing with Weapons, Ingesting Poison, Fire, Unintentional Injuries from Falling or other Physical Activities)
2.    Diabetes and Heart Disease – (Due to Junk Food and Chronic Overweight Issues)
3.    Kidnapping
4.    Suicide
5.    Tobacco Smoke, Drug Overdose and Alcohol Poisoning
6.    Other Health related illnesses – (Pneumonia, etc)
7.    Child Abuse and Neglect by an Adult
8.    Gang Violence
9.    HIV – (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
10.    Dating Violence and Domestic Violence

1. Cyber bullying is a form of violence that can do lasting harm.
2. Posting or texting mean messages to another person or about another person is cyber bullying.
3. Spreading rumors through posts, texts, or burn sites
4. Trashing a persons’ web page or social network site.
5. Pretending to be someone else online to cause harm.
6. Taking unflattering pictures of someone then texting or posting them online.
7. Sexting suggestive pictures or messages about a person, even yourself.
8. Cyber bullying can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicide.
9. Once things are online, they never disappear, resurfacing later to renew the pain of cyber bullying.
10. Many cyber bullies think that bullying others online is funny.

11. What is posted online now may reflect badly later when applying for schools or a job.
12. Cyber bullies and their parents may face legal charges for cyber bullying.
13. If cyber bullying is sexual or sexting, the results can include being registered as a sex offender.
14. There are many ways to track some one who is cyber bullying, fake names are traceable.
15. Over 50% of youth have engaged in cyber bullying. As the bully, the victim, or both.
16. 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberthreats online.
17. 50% of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.
18. 20% of young people have posted/sent sexual or nude pictures of themselves to others.
19. Cyber bullying is often not reported.
20. Most youth are embarrassed, scared, ashamed of their behavior or actions

1. Print the evidence. Print blogs, emails, posts, polls, texts, etc for proof.
2. STOP. Put the bully on notice that you want the treatment to stop.
3. Teach your kids to tell you and other trusted adults.
4. Block the bully from all sites. Avoid retaliation!
5. REPORT the cyber bully to the web master or use REPORT buttons.
6. Make a plan, with your family, about what is acceptable behavior.
7. Never to share personal information online.
8. Keep the computer in a shared space like the family room.
9. Do not “friend” a stranger on line or accept texts from numbers you do not know.
10. DO NOT forward any hate messages.

11. DO NOT forward any sexting messages or pictures.
12. Cyber Bullying is against the law – call the police and REPORT the bully.
13. Sexting is against the law – REPORT the sext to the police.
14. Avoid reacting to the cyber bully – they want you to be affected.
15. Change your phone number.
16. Delete your online profile and start over or wait a few months.
17. Unfriend the cyber bully on your social network sites.
18. Tell a school staff is cyber bullying is taking place during school hours.
19. We can STOP cyber bullies when we STICK UP for one another.
20. Encourage your children to be ROLE MODELS!

10 Recomendacciones para aumentar la Seguridad de sus hijos/hijas:

1.    Por favor preguntele a su hijo o hija cada dia: “?Cual era la mejor experiencia y peor experiencia de tu dia?”
2.    Por favor preguntele a su hijo o hija: “?Que comida saludable comiste hoy?”
3.    Por favor preguntele a su hijo o hija: “?Sabes la diferencia entre los contactos fisicos buenos y malos?”
4.    Por favor preguntele a su hijo o hija: “?Quien son tres adultos quien sientes que puedes confiar y quien pueden protejerte de personas que te hacen dano o tratan de precionarte hacer algo que lleva riesgo?”
5.    Por favor presten atencion a todos tipos de comunicacion que su hijo o hija puede usar para comunicar con udsted. Porque el comportamiento es lenguaje tambien. Entonces, por favor preguntele a su hijo o hija: “?Como te sientes emocionalmente?”
6.    Por favor presten atencion a la manera que udsted comunica con otros, porque udsted es el primer y mas importante mestro o maestro de su hijo o hija. Entonces COMO udsted se comunica con otros impactara a su hijo o hija mas que su intencion.
7.    Por favor presten atencion a la manera que se comporta udsted con los miembros de su familia en el hogar, porque  siendo testigo de la violencia domestica es en verdad una forma de abuso emocional y muy traumatico a un nino o nina, con impactos profundos en el future.
8.    Por favor hablen con los miembros de su familia sobre un plan en caso de una emergencia.
9.    Por favor hablen con sus hijos y hijas sobre una clave que se puede usar en caso que alguien le diga a su hijo o hija: “Tu mama y papa me dijieron que te levante de la escuela o que me habras la puerta.”
10.    Por favor ensenele a su hijo o hija que se fijen a los alrededores por riesgos de peligro en la casa o cuando anden jugando, para prevenir un accidente o trompiezo.

1.    Muerte por Accidentes – (Hogandose, Accidentes de Auto, Jugando con Armas, Tomando Venenos, Lumbre, o otras heridas causado por las callidas.)
2.    El Diabetis o Enfermedades del Corazon – (Causado por el sobre peso y comida grasosa)
3.    Secuestros de Ninos
4.    Suicidio
5.    Fumando tabaco, Sobredosis de droga o licor.
6.    Otras Enfermedades (como la neumonía, pulmonía)
7.    Abuso y Negligencia de ninos o ninas a las manos de un adulto.
8.    Violencia de Pandilla
9.    El Virus de la SIDA.
10.    Violencia Domestica y Violencia de Novios.