Helpful Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov
The CDC is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury and disability. It is committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.

The Medical Institute for Sexual Health
www.medinstitute.org
A nonprofit medical organization founded in 1992 by gynecologist Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr., M.D., designed to confront the world epidemics of non-marital pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease with insightful health care data.

The National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov
NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the nation.  Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to the healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

The Institute for Youth Development
www.youthdevelopment.org/parteens.htm
For Teens: Thoughts and commentary addressing decision making, life skills and risk behaviors written by teens for teens.
For Parents: Tips, ideas and commentary about a variety of issues and situations parents face day-to-day while raising their children.

i-SAFE (e-Safety Education)
www.iSafe.org
i-Safe is a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to educate and empower youth to make their Internet experiences safe and responsible.  Offers education, parent and community outreach programs.

Chat Danger
www.chatdanger.com
The Chat Danger website has been created to inform young people about the potential dangers and ways of keeping safe in interactive areas online, such as chat rooms, instant messenger, online games and email, and also via mobile phones. The aim of the site is very much to inform and empower users of these services, so they can use these services safely, and not at all to discourage people from using these services.

Connect Safely
www.connectsafely.org
The forum, where parents, teens, educators and experts discuss and learn about safe blogging and social networking. You might call this social networking about the social networks!