Keeping Kids Safe, Healthy, and Smart is 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. 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.
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.
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