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Children Now

This website is aimed at parents, providing helpful information about how to communicate with their kids about tough issues such as sex, violence, and drugs. Although directed primarily at parents, kids can also benefit from the information.

These following sites are recommended by the American Medical Association to help aid teens with questions they may have.  Some of the topics contained in the websites are not addressed at all or not addressed in depth in the schools health curricula.

The Cool Spot

This site offers usable information in a kid-friendly way to help kids understand the dangers of drinking alcohol. You'll also learn how to resist pressure from friends to drink.

Kids Health

This site targets many different audiences and covers many different topics. It provides extensive information to kids, including tips for staying healthy; avoiding alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes; information about eating disorders; a glossary of medical terms; and much, much more. Parents can get practical information for dealing with the many health issues affecting kids.

Mind Over Matter

This excellent, informative site was developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It's designed to encourage young people in grades 5 through 9 to learn about the effects of drug abuse on their body and brain.

National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

This is an excellent resource for people who have an eating disorder or who know someone who has one. It offers information about eating disorders and treatment centers that specialize in eating disorders. Message boards, chat rooms, and important hotline information are also available.

National Eating Disorders Association

This site has lots of good information for both kids and parents about eating disorders: what they are, what causes them, what they can do to your body, how to recognize the signs, and how to get help.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

This site is loaded with information about alcohol and drugs, including steroids and inhalants. Its Help for Teens section is in a question-and-answer format to help kids understand the effects of drugs and how to get help if they or a friend has a problem.

Stop Bullying

This government-sponsored site offers lots of fun, interactive games to help kids understand what bullring is and how to prevent it or stop it. The information is for kids who are being bullied, who witness bullying, or who bully other kids. It also provides information to adults about what they can do to help.

Teens Health

Learn the facts about sexual health with articles about puberty, menstruation, infections, and just about everything else you wanted to know, for guys and girls.

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