For Parents & Caregivers

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Choosing Safe Adults: External Caregivers

    Published on September 21, 2021
    This fact sheet helps parents, volunteers, teachers and adults who work with or care for children understand the warning signs of child sexual abuse.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Texting Safety

    Published on September 21, 2021
    This fact sheet helps parents, volunteers, teachers and adults who work with or care for children understand the importance of talking to children about texting and message safety.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Choosing Safe Adults: Friends & Family Caregivers

    Published on September 21, 2021
    This fact sheet helps parents, volunteers, teachers and adults who work with or care for children understand the warning signs of child sexual abuse. It helps parents choose their child's internal caregivers including friends and family.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Warning Signs of Child Sexual Abuse

    Published on August 17, 2021
    This fact sheet helps parents, volunteers, teachers and other adults who work with or care for children understand the warning signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse. This is part of a series that is designed for parents and adults who work with kids.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Characteristics of Child Sexual Offenders

    Published on August 17, 2021
    This fact sheet helps parents, volunteers, teachers and adults who work with or care for children understand warning signs of child sexual abuse. It covers characteristics of perpetrators and is part of a series for parents and adults who work with kids.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Female Perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse

    Published on August 17, 2021
    This fact sheet helps parents, volunteers, teachers and adults who work with or care for children understand warning signs of child sexual abuse and characteristics of female perpetrators. This is part of a series for parents and adults who work with kids.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: How Child Sexual Predators Groom Children

    Published on November 15, 2020
    Most people have a hard time thinking and talking about child sexual abuse, but if we’re going to prevent it, we must all think, talk, and take action about it.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Preventing Grooming by Child Sexual Predators

    Published on November 15, 2020
    This fact sheet helps parents and other adults who work with or care for children understand the process of “grooming” or manipulating children in order to abuse them.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: How Child Sexual Predators Groom Adults, Families, and Communities

    Published on November 15, 2020
    Most people have a hard time thinking and talking about child sexual abuse, but if we’re going to prevent it, we must all think, talk, and take action about it.

  • Keeping Youth Safe Virtually: Best Practices

    Published on June 18, 2020
    When engaging youth in virtual learning experiences, it is important to consider youth safety. These best practices should be considered by youth as they engage in online experiences, as well as parents, guardians, volunteers and other adults.

  • Virtual 4-H Programming Guidelines for Volunteers

    Published on May 19, 2020
    This resource provides volunteers with expectations for leading virtual programs with youth.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Ages 6-11

    Published on November 7, 2019
    This resource introduces key concepts and age-appropriate activities for youth ages 6-11 that can be used to help protect children from child sexual abuse and help them build skills and knowledge that will reduce their risk of being victimized.

  • Keeping Kids SAFE: The downside to "sharenting" on social media

    Published on November 7, 2019
    Social media can help friends and family who are scattered across the globe connect with each other. It can also help people feel less isolated when things get tough.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Ages 12-17

    Published on November 7, 2019
    This resource introduces key concepts and age-appropriate activities for youth ages 12-17 that can be used to help protect children from child sexual abuse and help them build skills and knowledge that will reduce their risk of being victimized.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Ages 0-5

    Published on November 5, 2019
    This resource introduces key concepts and age-appropriate activities for youth ages 0-5 that can be used to help protect children from child sexual abuse and help them build skills and knowledge that will reduce their risk of being victimized.

  • Staying Safe at Home

    All the information you need when you are at home by yourself of babysitting

  • Social Media and Texting Expectations for Michigan State University Extension Volunteers

    Social media and texting have created a whole new world for how people communicate. However, it is important to understand the impacts of using social media and texting as a means of communication and to carefully consider how to keep everyone safe.