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Bullying

  • Bullies - What is Bullying? - No matter what situation or form it comes in, bullying can make you feel depressed, hurt, and alone. So It's My Life put together this guide to give you all the basics of dealing with bullies.
  • Bullying - GirlsHealth.gov - If you've ever been the target of harsh and unkind words, you know how hurtful it can be; this gives the low-down on bullying among girls, which is more common than you might think.
  • Cyberbullying - Most of us know bullies. They hurt others to make themselves look bigger and tougher. Cyberbullies do the same kind of thing on the Internet.
  • Cyberbullying - StopBullying.gov - Cyberbullying, which is sometimes referred to as online social cruelty or electronic bullying, can involve: Sending mean, vulgar, or threatening messages or images or pretending to be someone else in order to make that person look bad.
  • Cyberbullying & Internet Harrassment - Resources for kids and teens who have questions about or have been targeted by online harassment. (Flash required)
  • Cyberbullying Prevention - Online bullying, called cyberbullying, happens when kids use the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.
  • Stop Bullying .gov - Find out what bullying is and what you can do to stop it.

Drugs, Smoking and Alcohol

  • Club Drugs - Get the Truth - The term "club drugs" refers to a wide variety of drugs often used at all-night dance parties ("raves"), nightclubs, and concerts. Club drugs can damage the neurons in your brain, impairing your senses, memory, judgment, and coordination.
  • Drug Facts - Learn the truth about drugs, how to be healthy, and best of all, how to have fun!
  • Drugs, Alcohol, and Smoking - GirlsHealth.gov - Smart girls everywhere are saying "No, thanks." Be one of them by learning all you can about the dangers of drinking, taking drugs, and smoking.
  • Smoking - BAM! - Can you believe there was a time when people didn't know that smoking was dangerous? (Flash required)
  • Smoking - Choices and Consequences - Look here to get the real scoop on what people are up to and why you don't need to feel like you're smoke-free all alone - learn to say no with style.
  • Smoking and Tobacco Use - Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS) on how to save your money and your life! Plus some cool free stuff.
  • Stop Underage Drinking - Help young people take a stand against underage alcohol use and discover fun, alcohol-free ways to spend their time.

Indoor

  • Chemicals Around Your House Quiz - Take the quiz to find out how much you know about chemicals in your house.
  • Safety - GirlsHealth.gov - It's important to know that you do have the power to help keep yourself safe, whether out with friends, surfing the web, or even while exercising.
  • Tox Town - Learn about dangerous chemicals and health risks you may encounter in everyday places.

Outdoor

  • Bicycle Safer Journey - When riding a bicycle, watch the video for how to be visible, be predictable and follow the rules of the road. (Also available in Spanish
  • Bicycling - Ride on the right side of the road, moving with traffic, and obey all traffic signs and signals. 
  • Bike Helment Information - Learn the correct way to wear a bike helmet.
  • Car and Bus Safety - Learn the rules of car and bus safety.
  • Pedestrian Safer Journey - Learn pedestrian safety skills and build on what you know about how to cross busy streets. (Also available in Spanish
  • Rabies Safety - Learn about rabies and how to protect your pet.
  • Steering Your Way To Bicycle Safety - Before you pull your bike out of the garage, read a little about bicycle safety - why it's so important and what you can do to ride safely.
  • Sunburn - Ultraviolet (UV) rays are an invisible form of radiation. They can penetrate your skin and damage your skin cells. Sunburns are a sign of skin damage.
  • Tox Town - Introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you may encounter in everyday places.
  • There Is No Safe Sun Tan - Too much sun without protection can cause skin damage, eye problems, and more serious health problems such as skin cancer and lip cancer.

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