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If you’re a parent or other caregiver of teens, you have likely had repeated “stranger danger” talks with them when they were younger. You taught them not to talk to strangers. You warned them not to fall prey to the stereotypical child lure of being offered candy to get into someone’s car, and so on. Those types of stranger danger safety conversations, though critical for little ones, tend to occur with less frequency as our kids get older. Child safety experts say, however, that those age-appropriate safety talks are critical for older children as well and need to continue into and throughout their teenage years.
This summer is a key time for ensuring that each school district submits local data through EMIS so that it will be part of the Ohio School Report Cards released in September. Superintendents and EMIS coordinators should mark their calendars for the following dates this month when specific data will be due. We’ll continue sending you additional dates and related information through EdConnection, as well as other email messages. Please make sure to check your inbox so you won’t miss important deadlines and receive a report card watermarked for incomplete data.
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Research shows that children are up to 50 percent less likely to use drugs when parents or other trusted adults, such as teachers, talk with them about drug abuse.
Start Talking! is a drug prevention initiative designed to encourage frequent conversations with children about substance abuse. Start Talking! and the Drug Free Action Alliance offer 10 tips to begin a productive conversation with kids.