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MCSS serves as a clearinghouse for resources related to a wide range of school safety issues including but not limited to, bullying, internet safety and substance abuse. In an effort to keep our students, parents, school officials and law enforcement informed and empowered, we have assembled a searchable library of resources that shed light on these problems and provide guidance on how to address and prevent them.

Preventing Youth Suicide - Tips for Parents and Educators
2015 Source: National Association of School Psychologists

A list of risk factors, warning signs and what to do when facing suicidal behaviors in youths. 

Topics: Depression & Suicide Prevention
Age Group: K12 Website
Gang Studies of Interest
2015 Source: Maryland Statistical Analysis Center (MSAC)

A list of recent gang studies including Gang Involvement and Theory, Gangs in Schools, Maryland Resources, Gang Programs and more.

Topics: Gang Violence
Age Group: K12 Website
Teen Driver Education Toolkit
2015 Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

A collection of studies and reports put together by NHTSA with the assistance from the national driver education community of experts and practitioners.

Topics: Transportation Safety
Age Group: K12 Toolkit
Standing up, Not Standing By: A Free Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators
2015 Source: Common Sense Education

Use this kit to educate students about cyberbullying and respectful online behavior. It contains materials to show students how to stand up when they see digital harassment happening and helps educators create a positive school culture where kids can thrive – both online and off.

Topics: Digital Safety & Cyber-bullying
Age Group: K12 Classroom Materials
Responding to Cyberbullying: Guidelines for Administrators flowchart
Responding to Cyberbullying: Guidelines for Administrators
2015 Source: Common Sense Education

A flowchat for school administrators that details how to respond to cyberbullying incidents.

Topics: Digital Safety & Cyber-bullying
Age Group: K12 Infographic
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NSTeens Website
2015 Source: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Through animated videos, short films, games, and interactive comics, NSTeens teaches tweens and teens about making safer choices online

Topics: Digital Safety & Cyber-bullying
Age Group: K12 Website
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Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls
2015 Source: Common Sense Media

Everything parents need to know about cyberbullying, organized by age and stage.

Topics: Digital Safety & Cyber-bullying
Age Group: PreK K12 Website
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Advice Video: Get Cybersmart with Phineas and Ferb
2015 Source: Common Sense Media

The cartoon brothers teach kids how to stay safe and private online.

Topics: Digital Safety & Cyber-bullying
Age Group: K12 Video
Online Identity Guide for Kids
Advice Video: Online Identity Guide for Kids
2015 Source: Common Sense Media

Virtual worlds, online games, and social media are fun ways for kids to play around with identity. But the mask of a digital persona can also be used as a way to behave inappropriately. Find out how to help a child develop a healthy online identity.

Topics: Digital Safety & Cyber-bullying
Age Group: K12 Video
How to Keep Kids Safe Online
Advice Video: Internet Safety
2015 Source: Common Sense Media

Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games -- these are just a few of the ways that kids interact online. But when online networking goes beyond friends and family, it can present safety risks. Learn how to protect your kids online.

Topics: Digital Safety & Cyber-bullying
Age Group: K12 Video