March 30, 2017

Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado – The Impact

Posted on March 21, 2017 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Officers, Parents

Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado

The 4th major report on the legalization impact of marijuana on Colorado.   Click here to view or download the report (PDF).   “Alcohol has been the number one substance involved in teen suicide, to have marijuana replace alcohol as the leading substance, is very alarming. “How many more “firsts” do we need to see […]

4 Things You and Your Teen May Not Know About Marijuana — But Should

Posted on March 13, 2017 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Officers, Parents, Spotlight

4 Thing to Know

Massachusetts is now among eight U.S. states to legalize marijuana for adult (21+) recreational use, a decision that’s created a relaxed stance on use of the drug and left many parents worried. The simple, clear and empowering message we suggest parents share with teens is that avoidance of marijuana is best and here’s why. Marijuana […]

Parent Alert – Fentanyl Abuse

Posted on June 5, 2016 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News, Parent Alert, Parents

Paper with fentanyl and test tubes on a table.

Since 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has encountered a dangerous trend – the convergence of the growing synthetic drug threat with the epidemic of opioid abuse currently affecting our nation.  In this case, the consequences are deadly when clandestinely-manufactured Fentanyl and Fentanyl derivatives are being added to heroin or replacing heroin altogether on the […]

For Safety’s Sake, Parents Urged to Pay Attention to Kids’ Online Activities

Posted on September 18, 2014 by in Colorado, Hometown, Internet Safety, Parents

Online Safety

From Fox 31 Denver. DENVER — After a Longmont man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from Connecticut and then bringing her all the way back to Colorado with him, your family’s safety is top of mind. Police say the man met the girl online. Local law enforcement agencies remind parents to always […]

A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety

Posted on August 27, 2014 by in Internet Safety, Parents


From Dear Parent: Our children are our nation’s most valuable asset. They represent the bright future of our country and hold our hopes for a better nation. Our children are also the most vulnerable members of society. Protecting our children against the fear of crime and from becoming victims of crime must be a […]

Kid-friendly Apps That Bring Internet Safety to Android

Posted on August 22, 2014 by in Internet Safety, Parents

Kid-friendly Apps

From Whether you are the kind of parent who hands over your smartphone in the grocery store so your kid can watch Netflix while you shop or you’ve already given Junior his first tablet, chances are good you have at least considered some kind of software to act as a barrier between the raw, […]

Legal Marijuana For Parents, but Not Their Kids

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Parents

Legal Marijuana For Parents, but Not Their Kids

From The New York Times. When the antidrug educator Tim Ryan talks to students, he often asks them what they know about marijuana. “It’s a plant,” is a common response. But more recently, the answer has changed. Now they reply, “It’s legal in Colorado.” These are confusing times for middle and high school students, who […]

Cranford Police Department to Present Social Media/Internet Safety Program for Parents

Posted on August 16, 2014 by in Hometown, Internet Safety, New Jersey, Parents

Cranford NJ Police

From CRANFORD, NJ — On Sept. 18, the Cranford Police Department will be presenting a social media and Internet safety program for parents. The 90-minute program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave. The presentation, dubbed “Be the Seatbelt” in reference to parents providing safety measures as children […]

Kind Campaign Combats Female Bullying

Posted on August 11, 2014 by in Bullying, Kids, Parents

Kind Campaign Combats Female Bullying

From USA Today. The thought of your child becoming the victim of bullying is a nightmare. But for every girl, bullying in some form is a reality, say Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson, founders of the Kind campaign to raise awareness of female bullying. “One hundred percent of girls and women have been the victim of bullying, […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Bullying

Posted on August 8, 2014 by in Bullying, Parents

Don't Bully Be a Friend

From Metro Image at right courtesy of Wikimedia Commons It’s the most important back-to-school conversation you can have with your kids, and no matter how old your son or daughter is, there’s a book out there that will help you do it. Here are our favorites. Pre-school “Rocco the Platypus Gets Bullied” by Rich Bergman […]