Parent Resources

What's next?

What can my child expect after middle school? Is it time to start thinking about college? Speaking of college, how will we pay for college? Are there resources available to help us plan for the future? To answer some of your questions, please visit the Life After Middle School link.

Helpful Websites

The Cool Spot

Combat Bullying

Coping Skills for Kids

GENaustin: Girls Empowerment Network

Love and Logic

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Not My Kid

Parents: The Anti-Drug

The Partnership for a Drug Free America

Search Institute: 50 Years of Discovering What Kids Need to Succeed!

WATCH D.O.G.S.

Bullying

Bullying occurs when a person is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself. Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions. Bullying involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time. Bullying involves an imbalance of power or strength.

Cyber-bullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others. "Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. Adult cyber-harassment or cyberstalking is never called cyberbullying.

Internet Safety

Teaching Tolerance

Teens Against Bullying

GetNetWise

Net Lingo

NetSafe