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    Smart Parenting for Safer Kids

    Helping Children to Make Smart Choices & Stay Safe

    The memory of sexual abuse in childhood never leaves its victims. Likewise the memory of bullying never goes away. Advances in technology are making our children more vulnerable to both. Professor Briggs, an expert in child protection, draws on a lifetime of research and practical experience to assist with todays parenting issues. In this book parents will learn how to: Recognise the dangers to children in modern Western society; Build stronger kids and help them make smart choices; Choose safe, high-quality childcare and child minders; Safeguard children in potentially dangerous situations, including bullying, cyberspace and the internet; Protect against child sexual abuse; Parent through adolescence; Choose safe student exchanges.

    Professor Freda Briggs AO, has already written nine books on Child Protection, a subject about which she is passionate. She has a long history of employment in child protection as a lecturer and researcher, former teacher, child protection police officer and social worker and, currently, as Emeritus Professor of Child Development at the University of South Australia. Professor Briggs received the Order of Australia (2005), the Inaugural Australian Humanitarian Award, the Centenary Medal, a Rotary International Award and numerous other awards and was Senior Australian of the Year (2000) for her pioneering work in protecting children.

    Foreword by Dr Sue Vardon, AO

    Why this Book is Needed

    • Chapter 1 - Laying the Foundations
    • Chapter 2 - Choosing Safe Servivces for Your Child
    • Chapter 3 - Protecting Your Child from Bullies
    • Chapter 4 - Promoting Heathy Sexual Development in Children
    • Chapter 5 - What You Need to Know About Child Sexual Abuse
    • Chapter 6 - What You Need to Know About Child Sex Offenders
    • Chapter 7 - What You Can Do to Keep Kids Safe
    • Chapter 8 - Developing Childrens Safety Skills
    • Chapter 9 - Hints for Safe Student Travel
    • Chapter 10 - Protecting Children in Cyberspace

    In this book you will learn:

    • How to build stronger kids and help them make smart choices
    • The dangers to children in modern western society
    • How to choose safe, high-quality childcare and safe child minders
    • How to safeguard children in a wide variety of potentially dangerous situations, including bullying, cyberspace and the Internet
    • How to protect against child sex offenders
    • How to protect against child sexual abuse
    • Coping mechanisms for a parents most difficult moments
    • Parenting tips for stages through adolescence
    • How to choose safe student exchanges for teenagers
    • How to protect your children in cyberspace
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