Keeping Kids Safe, Healthy, and Smart

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Perhaps the most challenging and important role that adults play in society is that of raising children. Every parent and teacher hopes to help children develop into healthy, caring, and intelligent adults. Keeping Kids Safe, Healthy, and Smart is designed for all adults who interact with kids-whether they be parents, teachers, or other caregivers-and provides specific suggestions for keeping children safe from hidden and open dangers wherever they spend time. This book is organized around three different themes of major threats and hidden dangers to children in our country: threats in school spaces (e.g., in classrooms, on buses, on playgrounds, and on sports teams); threats in cyberspace (bullying or harassment and child predators or child pornography), threats in other spaces where children work and play (intrapersonal and interpersonal violence including a wide range of threats such as self-mutilation, accidents, abuse, environmental threats, drugs, and mental illness).

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Editorial Reviews

Michael A. Morgan
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 parent or child who is exposed to this book learns just one thing, the impact will reverberate throughout the school and the community.
Kenneth Corvo
This comprehensive book combines keen scholarship with practical considerations for child safety. The ecology of risk is carefully examined and suggestions on how to keep children from harm are grounded in that analysis. It is written with an educator's mind and a mother's (or father's) heart.
Dennise Maslakowski
This book helps us as parents and educators understand and support children as they grow, learn, and develop in today's ever-changing world.
Carolyn Crippen
Today there are so many issues, questions, and challenges related to the safety and lives of children and youth: suicide, cyber bullying, schoolyard violence, ADHD, drugs and alcohol, abuse, and many more serious topics. Williams and Lebrun have written a comprehensive book that addresses these concerns and provides logical, yet sensitive, suggestions for readers. Websites, background information, and actual accounts are included to guide the reader in understanding and dealing with the various situations relevant to contemporary life of children presented in this worthwhile book. Parents, teachers, child care workers and all those who advocate for the protection of our kids will find the contents relevant, timely, and useful. This one's a keeper.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578869718
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kimberly Williams is a professor of education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Marcel Lebrun is a professor of special education at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Keeping Kids Safe in School and School-Related Spaces Chapter 4 Playground Safety Chapter 5 Classroom Spaces: Teacher Victimization of Students, Fires, and Bomb Threats Chapter 6 Getting to and from School: Safety on Buses and While Walking Chapter 7 Athletics: Injury, Hazing, and Bullying on Sports Teams Chapter 8 Promoting Safe and Healthy Developing Brains for Learning and Positive Behavior Chapter 9 Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Part 10 Keeping Kids Safe in Cyberspace Chapter 11 Cyber-Bullying: Meanness Goes Online! Chapter 12 Cyberspace: Online Dangers and Predators Part 13 Keeping Kids Safe in All Spaces Chapter 14 Intrapersonal Violence: Suicide Chapter 15 Intrapersonal Violence: Self-Mutilation Chapter 16 Interpersonal Violence: Choking Chapter 17 Interpersonal Violence: Bullying Chapter 18 Accidents: Cars, Bicycles, Fire and Water Safety Chapter 19 Abuse: Psychological, Sexual, and Physical Chapter 20 Environmental Threats: Lead Poisoning and Other Environmental and Household Toxins Chapter 21 Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Reducing Childhood Obesity and Inactivity and Improving Childhood Nutrition Chapter 22 Alcohol and Other Drugs: Experimentation and Problem Use Chapter 23 Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Chapter 24 Striking a Healthy Balance between Safety and Overprotection

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