Danbury Schools: Middle Schools: Teacher Zone: Teen Issues

Teen Issues

 

This page is devoted to issues which face our middle school students.

Please enrich this page by sending links to: myersb@danbury.k12.ct.us

Adjusting to Middle School

Bullying

Conflict Resolution

Eating Disorders

Internet Safety

Reluctant Learners

Smoking & Drugs

Other Issues

 

Adjusting to Middle School
Nice article for parents: http://www.parentingteens.com/education8.shtml
Article from National Middle School Association: http://www.nmsa.org/news/transition.html

 

Bullying
A great site with annotated and rated links to other bullying sites: http://www.stopbullying.com
Don't Laugh At Me: Anti-bullying Project: http://www.dontlaugh.org
The Bullying Project in Maine: http://www.cary-memorial.lib.me.us/bullyweb/bully.htm

Info for kids: http://www.nobully.org.nz/advicek/htm#one
Informational article from ERIC: http://ericeece.org/pubs/digests/1997/banks97.html
Informational article from Committee for Children: http://cfchildren.org/PUbully.html

Conflict Resolution
Interactive Online Activity from PBS: When Friends Fight: Make Peace, Not War
Colorado School Mediation Project: http://www.csmp.org
National Center for Conflict Resolution Education: http://www.nccre.org
School Mediation Association Associates: http://www.schoolmediation.com

 

Eating Disorders
Interactive Online Activity from PBS: It's My Life: Eating Disorders: Thin at all Costs?
Go Girls!: A project to empower girls to impact media around body image: http://www.goldinc.com/gogirls
From Family Doctor: Eating Disorders: Facts for Teens http://www.familydoctor.org/handouts/277/html
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders website: http://www.anad.org

 

Internet Safety
Webwatchers Ages 10-12: An online interactive adventure for middle school kids (be sure to preview first): from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: http://www.missingkids.org OR http://www.netsmartz.org
Article, Good Statistics: Net-Wise Teens: Safety, Ethics, and Innovation
Safe Surfin': Guide to Internet Safety for Kids and Teens; has a quiz, too: http://www.safesurfin.com
Articles, info for teens: http://www.safeteens.com

 

Reluctant Learners
Discipline Ideas: Discipline Help for home and school

 

Smoking & Drugs
Smoking:
Interactive Online Activity from PBS: Smoking: The Smoking Scene
From Family Doctor: Smoking Facts for Teens:
http://www.familydoctor.org/handouts/274.html
Drug Education:
Reconstructors: A Student Interactive Adventure on drugs, drug testing, and drug abuse: http://reconstructors.rice.edu
Marijuana: Facts for Teens: http://nica.nih.gov/MarijBroch/Marijteens.html
Mind over Matter: a drug education series for younger teens http://www.nida.nih.gov/MOM/MOMIndex.html

 

Other Issues
Troubled Teens Treatment Center website: lots of information: http://troubled-teens-treatment-centers.com
Resist: Teens Coping with September 11: http://www.rippleeffects.com/resist/teens

Middle Schools Teacher Resource Page
Barbara Myers-Letson, MS Technology Leader
Danbury Public Schools
Last Revised 8/16/02