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Do You Know How to Keep Your Teenager Safe?

Do you know what to do to keep your teenager safe? The answers to this quiz may surprise you.

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Do you know what to do to keep your teenager safe? The answers to this quiz may surprise you.

1. Your 15-year-old son seems like a typical teenager: goes to movies, plays video games, breaks curfew. How can you reduce the likelihood that he will commit violence?

  • Encourage him to join his school's basketball team.
  • Forbid him from seeing R-rated movies.
  • Make continual threats to ground him when he acts up.
  • There's nothing that I can do.

2. You've been traveling a lot lately, and have noticed that your kids are needing lots of attention. When you return from your latest trip, your 13-year-old daughter tells you that your long-time neighbor molested her yesterday in his backyard. How do you r

  • You feel confused. You've known your neighbor for years. He's a good guy who waters your plants when you're away. It's just not possible.
  • You feel confused, so you encourage her to not say anything. You don't want the neighborhood kids to tease her.
  • You feel confused and unsure of what to do. Eventually you call the police.

3. True or False: Despite recent violence in America, you feel sure that the teachers, administrators, and security guards at your child's high school will keep her and the other students safe.

  • True.
  • False.

4. Your 17-year-old son's grades have dropped and seems distant. You are concerned about this due to recent national school shootings. What signs would indicate that he may be prone to violence?

  • His use of alcohol and drugs.
  • His fascination with weapons and violence.
  • The influence of his friends.
  • His obsession with TV, video games, and movies.
  • All of the above.

1. Your 15-year-old son seems like a typical teenager: goes to movies, plays video games, breaks curfew. How can you reduce the likelihood that he will commit violence?
Encourage him to join his school's basketball team.

2. You've been traveling a lot lately, and have noticed that your kids are needing lots of attention. When you return from your latest trip, your 13-year-old daughter tells you that your long-time neighbor molested her yesterday in his backyard. How do you r
You feel confused and unsure of what to do. Eventually you call the police.

3. True or False: Despite recent violence in America, you feel sure that the teachers, administrators, and security guards at your child's high school will keep her and the other students safe.
False.

4. Your 17-year-old son's grades have dropped and seems distant. You are concerned about this due to recent national school shootings. What signs would indicate that he may be prone to violence?
All of the above.

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