What They Don’t Teach Teens: Life Safety Skills for Teens and the Adults Who Care for Them by Jonathan Cristall
Los Angeles Prosecutor and father of three sons provides other father’s a 21st century guidebook of life safety skills for teens. Now more than ever it is important for parents to have “the talk” with their children about the uncertainty and risk of police interactions – in fact, it has become a top worry for parents. Young people coming of age today face new risks, expectations, and laws that didn’t exist when their parents were young. Whether it’s police interactions, dating and sexual violence, cyberbullying, or underage sexting, parents are encountering a whole new set of problems and there aren’t enough resources to turn towards. What They Don’t Teach Teens is a bestselling book that is making a difference in family’s lives.
The 21st-century guidebook of life safety skills for teens, their parents, and other caregivers, covering physical safety, sexual consent, social media, your rights with the police, situational awareness, dating violence, smartphones, and more.
“Easy to read and comprehensive on topics of safety, Cristall’s volume is an informative read for teens and their parents, but may also prove to be a helpful text for a high-school level health class.” (Library Journal)
Young people coming of age today face new risks, expectations, and laws that didn’t exist when their parents were young. What They Don’t Teach Teens provides teens, tweens, and young adults with up-to-date, realistic strategies to protect themselves against the pitfalls of modern adolescence.
Author Jonathan Cristall, once a troubled teen himself and now a veteran prosecutor for the City of Los Angeles and a sexual violence prevention instructor, works extensively with teenagers and their families to teach physical, digital, emotional, and legal safety skills. Drawing on Cristall’s hands-on experience, What They Don’t Teach Teens gives parents and other caregivers techniques for talking to their children about these urgent issues.
What They Don’t Teach Teens gives sound advice on police interactions and personal safety (your constitutional rights, what to do/not do when stopped by the police while driving, situational awareness, street robberies, gun violence); sexual violence and misconduct (sexual consent, sexual harassment prevention, dating violence, sextortion); and staying safer online (digital footprint and citizenship, cyberbullying, underage sexting, online porn).
A must-read for all families, What They Don’t Teach Teens is filled with practical guidance, thoughtful insight, and simple-to-use tips and tactics that will empower young people to make good choices now and into the future.