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Information and resources for teens on a variety of crime prevention topics

Life as a teenager can be tough. Teens face many complex personal and social issues, such as succeeding in school, planning for the future, dating, driving, and becoming an adult. In addition, teen victimization has reached an alarming rate, and they are twice as likely as adults to become victims of violent crimes (Bureau of Justice Statistics).

In order to protect themselves from becoming a victim of any kind, teens need resources to help them respond to threats to their safety such as dating violence, bullying, hate crimes, sexual harassment, and assault. The more teens know about these issues, the easier it becomes for them to protect themselves.

Here teens will find resources on a variety of issues they face today. This information is designed to equip them with the knowledge they need to stay safe.

Information for Teens

Anger Management for Teens
Advice for teens on controlling anger

Cyberbullying for Teens
Information and answers to frequently asked questions about cyberbullying

Inhalant Abuse
Information for identifying and preventing inhalant abuse

Teen Victims of Crime
Facts about teen victims of crimes and how to protect yourself

Teen Volunteers Campaign
Information and public service announcements for promoting volunteering among teens

Tolerance for Teens
Facts for teens about hate crime and what to do about it

Training for Teens

Bullying and Intimidation
Professional training from the National Crime Prevention Council

Products and Publications for Teens

Giving Youth a Voice
This kit for teens addresses many of the difficult issues today's kids must face every day

Youth Safety Corps Project Implementation Toolkit
This handy toolkit is designed to help start Youth Safety Corps in your school

Programs for Teens

Be Safe and Sound in School
B3S is a program that seeks to raise awareness of school safety and security issues and provide the tools and resources needed to effectively address them.

Teens, Crime, and the Community
The Teens, Crime, and the Community (TCC) initiative has motivated more than one million young people to create safer schools and neighborhoods.

Youth Outreach for Victim Assistance
Teens are victimized by crime at alarmingly high rates - they are twice as likely as adults to become victims of violent crime

Downloadable Resources for Teens

Title Description Size
File Safe Surfing for Teens Informative brochure about staying safe online 1.2 MB
File Sexting: How Teens Can Stay Safe A reproducible handout with information for teens on the dangerous practice of sexting. 90.5 kB
File Shoplifting reproducible trifold, with sections titled Who Shoplifts?, Why Do People Shoplift?, Costs for the Individual Teen Who Shoplifts, Costs for Teenagers in General,... 994.3 kB
File Stand Up and Start a School Crime Watch Today A reproducible brochure for teens on starting a school crime watch 1.3 MB
File Teen Dating Violence Reproducible brochure for teens about abusive relationships 518.0 kB
File The Smart Route to Bicycle Safety Informative brochure 5.0 MB
File Volunteering: Do What You Like To Do A 12 page guide for teens on volunteering 4.2 MB
File What Do You Want To Be Labeled As? A free publication on teen volunteering 2.9 MB
File What Teens Can Do Against Terrorism How Young People Can Help Their Communities To Prepare and Respond, 2004 222.2 kB
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