Staying Safe on the Information Highway. You’ve heard the hype and think it can’t happen to you. Just remember, where there’s smoke, there is usually fire.
At www.teenink.com you can submit your own work for publication, read the work of others, read peer book, movie and music reviews, connect to blogs, and get advice on writing, college, photography and much more from teen authors.
Unsure whether that cool story you just heard is fact or fiction; myth or history? Wondering whether the latest e-mail scam notice you received is real? Check out Snopes.com for what’s true and what’s not.
Kidshealthy.org/teens a clinical look at abuse within families.
Teens Against Abuse a website created for teens by teens. WARNING: do not use this site from a computer in a danger zone, it can be tagged.
Dating Violence 101 helps you identify an abusive partner and the left column provides links to resources and state laws (also see back panel).
Futures Without Violence Teens and their parents may find the key resources VERY useful. There is a FAQ, connections between teen relationship violence and other unhealthy behaviors, ideas for a safety plan and more.
Teens Against Abuse Teens Experiencing Abusive Relationships has some wonderful informational links in the left margin: dating abuse information, warning signs, breaking free, the cycle of abuse, and getting help, just to name a few.
Women’s Issues is full of informative articles and includes a site for sharing success stories (for inspiration).
Women’s Center – click the “do you need help?” link for immediate assistance. They provide a 24 hour hotline—401-861-2760 and shelter services if you need to get out now (call the hotline).
GLBTQ Events in Rhode Island.
Amplify Your Voice was created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people ages 13-24. This site offers support, community resources, and peer-to-peer education about GLBTQ issues.
If you’re feeling lost and alone and need help, the Trevor Project website offers you support and a hotline.
The 2010 Rainbow Book list is recommended GLBTQ books for teens.
Teen centered information about being gay, coming out to friends and family, and other questions and answers can be found at About.com GLBT.
The Young Teen’s Place for Information on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure
IEmily.com information for girls
Go Ask Alice – you asked; Alice answered.
Planned Parenthood for teens.
Scarleteen is sex education for the real world.
Sex, etc: a website for teens by teens.
Stay Teen gets you informed about teen pregnancy.
Suicidehotlines.com provides a general 800 number and lists additional numbers by state. There are also a number of useful websites listed at the bottom of the page.
Suicidal.com has a page designed specifically for teens and their parents. In addition to being a useful website, it provides help cards and booklists to print out.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Under educational resources they have a section for teens and their parents. Use it to help yourself or a friend.
“If you are thinking about suicide, read this first”. She really gets it and she’s really helpful. Great resource list too.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education has a good site. Particularly helpful is the “Resources and Products” page. They have an entire page devoted to teens.