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Keeping kids safe, healthy, and smart

Author: Kimberly M Williams; Marcel Lebrun
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For all adults who interact with kids, whether they be parents, teachers, or other caregivers. Provides specific suggestions for keeping children safe from hidden and open dangers wherever they spend time. Major threats and hidden dangers to children in our country are examined, including threats in school; threats in cyberspace (bullying or harassment and child predators or child pornography), and a wide range of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly M Williams; Marcel Lebrun
ISBN: 9781578869718 1578869714 9781578869725 1578869722 9781578869732 1578869730
OCLC Number: 244246604
Description: viii, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / David Hyerle --
Introduction --
pt. I. Keeping kids safe in school and school-related spaces --
1. Playground safety --
2. Classroom spaces : abusive teachers, fires, and bomb threats --
3. Getting to and from school : safety on buses and while walking --
4. Athletics : injury, hazing, and bullying on sports teams --
5. Promoting safe and healthy developing brains for learning and positive behavior --
6. Learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder --
pt. II. Keeping kids safe in cyberspace --
7. Cyberbullying : meanness goes online! --
8. Cyberspace : online dangers and predators --
pt. 3. Keeping kids safe in all spaces --
9. Intrapersonal violence : suicide --
10. Intrapersonal violence : self-mutilation --
11. Interpersonal violence : choking --
12. Interpersonal violence : bullying --
13. Accidents : cars, bicycles, fire, and water safety --
14. Abuse : psychological, sexual, and physical --
15. Environmental threats : lead poisoning and other environmental and household toxins --
16. Healthy lifestyle choices : reducing childhood obesity and inactivity and improving childhood nutrition --
17. Alcohol and other drugs : experimentation and problem use --
18. Mental health : depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder --
Epilogue : striking a healthy balance between safety and overprotection --
About the authors.
Responsibility: Kimberly Williams and Marcel Lebrun.
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For all adults who interact with kids, whether they be parents, teachers, or other caregivers. Provides specific suggestions for keeping children safe from hidden and open dangers wherever they spend time. Major threats and hidden dangers to children in our country are examined, including threats in school; threats in cyberspace (bullying or harassment and child predators or child pornography), and a wide range of other threats such as self-mutilation, accidents, abuse, drugs, and mental illness.

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Focusing on children's safety is crucial today. Families are being bombarded from all sides, and they need a book like this to provide a comprehensive resource to confront these challenges. If each Read more...

 
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