Child Safety

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office encourages parents and caregivers to check out the OFFENDERWATCH APP, a tracking app designed to locate registered sex offenders near their child and send alerts if registered sex offenders contact their child through calls, texts, emails—or if the child lingers too close to a registered offender’s residence. This additional layer of protection can provide extra security for children and peace of mind for those caring for them.

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Bullying

 

Bullying has become a tidal wave of epic proportions. Although bullying was once considered a rite of passage, parents, educators, and community leaders now see bullying as a devastating form of abuse that can have long-term effects on youthful victims, robbing them of self-esteem, isolating them from their peers, causing them to drop out of school, and even prompting health problems and suicide.

 

Information about Bullying

 

What Parents Can Do
Advice for parents and adults dealing with bullying

 

Teaching Kids About Bullying
Information and lesson plans adults can use to teach kids about bullying

 

Girls and Bullying
Tips for parents on dealing with the problem of bullying between girls

 

Strategies
Techniques that adults can use to reduce bullying

 

Advice for Kids