Health Risks


Bullying and Substance Use

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Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects. It’s a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk.

a free online resource that provides information about adolescent bullying, addiction, and mental health issues recently published an educational guide about bullying and substance abuse.

Read more here.


Health Risks

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You play an important role in keeping your child safe. However, when they are teens is important to find a balance between giving your kids the freedom to make their own choices and mistakes, and enforcing rules to keep them safe. As soon as your kids become teens, they start looking for more independence.

Even when your teens spend less and less time near you because they are busy with school, friends and other activities, it is important that you, as a parent, know how to keep them safe. Having good communication helps you to be part of your teens’ life and help them to be safe.

Here are some links to good sources for safety information: