Be More than a Bystander

Kids see bullying every day. They want to help, but don’t know how. Teach them how to be more than a bystander. Be Their Friend. Children can help someone who’s been bullied by simply being nice to them at another time. Being friendly can go a long way toward letting them know that they’re not […]

On the Fence About Volunteering?

Thinking about volunteering for the Alliance for Safe Kids but wondering what sets us apart from other organizations? Patrick T. shares a few thoughts about his experience… I started to volunteer for ASK while I was in the 8th grade. I had attended some of their events, had a good time and found out that […]

Talking Points for Someone at Risk of Suicide

The following suggestions for talking with someone at risk of suicide are adapted from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and various prevention programs: Speak openly and honestly about your concern.  Asking someone directly if they are considering suicide often provides relief. Be willing to listen with compassion and without judgment. Do not express shock or horror.  It […]

Alcohol Myths vs. Facts

Myth: Alcohol isn’t as harmful as other drugs. Fact: Alcohol increases your risk for many deadly diseases, such as cancer. Drinking too much alcohol too quickly can lead to alcohol poisoning, which can kill you. Myth: Drinking is a good way to loosen up at parties. Fact: Drinking is a dumb way to loosen up. […]