Keeping Kids Safe

For an article on the new state law for school fire drills, lockdown drills and tornado drills click here.

Free Emergency Preparedness Brochure – KCHCS Do 1 Thing

Working Through a Loss

Supporting all our kids during national tragedies.  Articles are below.

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Common Reactions to Trauma

Take Care of Yourself

How Parents can Support their Kids through Loss

For help with your questions on substance abuse and recognizing signs from your child of a substance abuse problem check out the links listed below.

FAQs on Drug & Alcohol Use

Abused Substances Chart

Warning Signs and Statistics on Teen Substance Use / Abuse

“Feeling Normal” Rx Addiction

Statistics on Teens and Alcohol

Alcohol Presentation

Commonly Used Drugs and Parent Mantras

Did you know that prescription drugs are one of the biggest abused substances by teens?  Ever wonder where you can dispose of your prescription meds safely?  Watch this video from Red Med Box on how to properly dispose of those meds and keep your child safe.

Parents learn how you can use Facebook, Twitter, and other tools so you know how to stay involved with your son or daughter online.  Click on the following links:  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Snapchat

Wondering what your child is accessing online and how often they are with their computers and PED’s?  Here’s some great information and guidelines that you can use with your child about using the internet in today’s world. 

Distracted Driving is driving while engaged in any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving and has quickly become a teen drivers biggest issue.  The following links are great resources for you and your child on the importance of safety in a vehicle.

Documentary AT&T Last Text

Kelson Vaillancourt

Casey Feldman

Parental controls for cell phones
Cell phones and all of the plans that go with them can be confusing. And as a parent, it is tough to figure out how much to supervise your kids’ cell-phone use. But the good news is, there are a lot of tools out there to help. Every cell-phone carrier has parental controls to help you watch over your kids as much or as little as you think is best.  See this attachment for instructions for each carrier.

For electronic theft prevention click here and electronic registration form click here.

For students who ride their bikes to school, you can register your bike with the City of Portage.  Follow the link below and fill out the form on the web.