Keeping kids safe, as well as teaching kids to stay safe, is a priority for both parents and teachers. The Web sites below help in that effort by providing safety information and activities for kids, parents, and teachers on topics ranging from online safety to natural disasters and accidental injury. Included: Five great sites with public and personal safety tips.
Staying safe is an important issue for educators and parents as well as the general public. The following sites focus on keeping children safe by making students aware of things they can do to stay safe and teaching them how to make responsible choices. Parents and teachers will find resources and information on safety issues from home safety to fire safety to disaster relief and injury prevention.
FEMA for Kids
The Federal Emergency Management Agency maintains this site to teach kids about natural disasters and disaster relief resources. Here, students can explore a clickable map to learn about natural disasters that affect individual states, download coloring pages, play interactive games online, or read stories. The site includes a list of online safety rules for kids, as well as lesson plans, guidebooks, mailing lists, and related links for teachers and parents.
The National Fire Protection Association provides a wealth of information on safety basics, natural disasters, and unintentional injury for parents, teachers, and caretakers. Topics include fire prevention, poison prevention, water safety, and bike and pedestrian safety. The kids' section contains games and quizzes to encourage children to stay safe.
SafeKids.com is one-stop resource for everything parents and teachers need to know about keeping kids safe online. The site includes articles on child safety, reviews of filtering software and filtered ISPs, online rules for children, and guidelines for adults. A free SafeKids/NetfamilyNews Newsletter also is available.
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