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SchoolSafety.gov provides resources, like guidance, training, and fact sheets, to help schools create and maintain a safe learning environment. 

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Bullying and Cyberbullying
Tips for Teachers on Cyberbullying

Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice

This webpage provides information for teachers, school personnel, and staff to identify warning signs a child is being cyberbullied or is cyberbullying, as well as strategies to prevent and address it.

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Child Exploitation
How to Talk to Youth about Human Trafficking: A Guide for Youth Caretakers and Individuals Working with Youth

Department of Homeland Security, 2020

This guide can be used by any adult who is a caretaker of a youth or individuals who work with youth through formal or informal programming. It includes information about what human trafficking is, how to recognize it among youth, tips for talking to youth about general exploitation, information about building life skills that may help prevent youth from being trafficked, and reporting options if you suspect a youth is affected by human trafficking or being exploited.

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Child Exploitation
Sex Trafficking of Minors: What Schools Need to Know to Recognize and Respond to the Trafficking of Students

Department of Education, 2018

This brief provides educators with an overview of the issue of minor sex trafficking and suggests specific steps that schools can take to respond to signs of trafficking among its students. It also offers suggestions for how State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons can help guide their states’ and school districts’ efforts to address trafficking within schools.

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Fact Sheet
Child Exploitation
Human Trafficking 101 for School Administrators and Staff

Department of Education and Department of Homeland Security, 2020

This resource offers a definition of human trafficking, a brief overview of who is at risk, and behavioral, physical, and social indicators of trafficking that might be observed by school personnel. It also includes the number to call to report suspected trafficking, and a reminder about the importance of engaging law enforcement in order to protect students' and staff's safety.

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Child Exploitation
Keeping Children Safe Online

Department of Justice

This webpage offers tips, videos, and resources to help parents, guardians, caregivers, and teachers help protect children from becoming victims of online child predators.

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Child Exploitation
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence

Department of Health and Human Services, 2019

This resource was designed to help states and communities use the best available evidence to prevent ACEs and features six strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Technical Packages to Prevent Violence. It focuses on changing norms, environments, and behaviors in ways that can prevent ACEs from happening in the first place as well as to lessen their harms when they do occur.

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Child Exploitation
Child Sex Trafficking Overview

Third Party, 2022

This resource provides an overview of and trends on child sex trafficking as well as the signs associated with child sex trafficking so trusted adults and professionals can recognize potential red flags or indicators.

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