Helpful Links for Parents
Kid Central Tennessee
Tennessee Chapter of Child Advocacy Centers
Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
Department of Children’s Services
Sex Offender Registry Search American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Child Welfare League of America
National Call to Action
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
National Children’s Alliance
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
Prevent Child Abuse America
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
FBI Sex Offender Registry
Use the FBI’s sex offender registry to find out if registered sex offenders are in your neighborhood.
Darkness to Light
Contains programs designed for adults to raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse. The 7 Steps to Protecting Our Children covers preventing, recognizing and reacting responsibly.
Bikers Against Child Abuse
An organization of motorcycle bikers who “adopt” kids with substantiated cases of abuse. The bikers provide support, encouragement, protection and camaraderie.
National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence
This site contains information on how to recognize the signs of abuse.
Parent Support Regarding Child Sexual Abuse
Site was started by a non-offending parent of a child victim.
Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee
A great source of information, resources, hotlines/helplines, and education offered in the state of Tennessee.
Links for Teachers
Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute
A site packed full of resources that are easy to understand. The research and publications page has a model for school counselor consultations. Other pages include diagnosis and treatment information, web and reading resources, news and a prevention plan.
Contains curriculum for teachers to use in the classroom and beyond.
Teenangels is a group of 13-18 year-old volunteers that have been specially trained by local law enforcement, and many other leading safety experts in all aspects of online safety, privacy, and security. After completion of the required training, the Teenangels run unique programs in schools to spread the word about responsible and safe surfing to other teens and younger kids, parents, and teachers.
Web Wise Kids uses state-of-the-art computer games, based on real-life scenarios, to teach kids and adults how to make wise online choices. Resources are made available at no charge (free!) for schools.
Links for Kids
ALA’s Great Websites for Kids
The American Library Association has compiled a directory of website just for kids that are grouped into categories. Brief descriptions of the websites are below the links.
FBI Safety Tips
Seven tips from the FBI for kids ages 5 to 12 to protect themselves from being abducted.
A colorful site with games, activities, and email for kids.
Prevent Child Abuse
Hotline numbers and printable activities for kids.
Rules for kids about online safety.
Easy to read tips pages for teen on blogging and using the internet safely.
Internet Safety Resources
Available on this site are internet safety guides for parents that are divided by age group. The site also has links to recommended internet safety tools for families as well as web sites for kids.
You’ll find various internet safety training curriculum here that can be tailored to almost any environment of delivery – classroom, church, community, etc. The training can be taken online. I-Parent teaches family safety, I-Fifty+ is for grandparents and seniors, I-mentor is designed to students teach others how to protect themselves online, I-Shield is designed to help law enforcement members fight internet crime.
This comprehensive website has information for parents, educators, law enforcement, teens and kids. The site is vibrant and interactive with easy to read educational pages, real stories and videos. It’s available in Spanish too.
A resource for parents, kids and teens on how to navigate the internet safely. The site even includes a family contract for online safety complete with a Kids’ Pledge and Parents’ Pledge.
Web Wise Kids uses state-of-the-art computer games, based on real-life scenarios, to teach kids and adults how to make wise online choices. The videos can be viewed for free online and the games are reasonably priced.