• Character Counts
    The purpose of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition is to fortify the lives of America’s young people with consensus ethical values called the “Six Pillars of Character.” These values, which transcend divisions of race, creed, politics, gender and wealth, are: trustworthiness,respectresponsibilityfairnesscaring and citizenship.
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    Children and Family WebGuide
    The WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice. Topics are selected on the basis of parent recommendations; they cover all ages, from early child development through adolescence. Visit Children and Family WebGuide 

    Children's Literature - Resources for Parents
    The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. Much of the information that you can find through these pages is provided by others: fans, schools, libraries, and commercial enterprises involved in the book world. Visit Children's Literature 

    Family Watchdog
    Our goal at Family Watchdog is to provide you with the information you need to protect your loved ones. Our service allows you to view known registered offenders and predators in your area. Visit Family Watchdog 

    Food and Nutrition Information Center USDA
    FNIC's web site provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel. Visitors can find printable format educational materials, government reports, research papers and more. Visit Food and Nutrition Information Center 

    GetNetWise
    The Internet is an increasingly important place to work, play and learn for both adults and children. At the same time, we are concerned about the risks we face online. Visit GetNetWise  

    Illinois Internet Safety
    While exploring the Internet, children may be exposed to inappropriate material and conduct through the World Wide Web, e-mail, and chat rooms. Visit Illinois Internet Crime Against Children 

    International Food Information Council
    The IFIC Foundation is the educational arm of IFIC. IFIC's mission is to communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition to health and nutrition professionals, educators, journalists, government officials and others providing information to consumers. IFIC is supported primarily by the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industries. Visit IFIC 

    Kid Info
    Parenting Tips, College, Culinary, Health, Shopping, and Travel Resources, Free Stuff, and More. Visit Kid Info 

    PBS Parents
    Get practical parenting advice from noted experts. Find fun ways for your child to learn using our Activity Search and Bookfinder tools, printable activities, online games and much more! Visit PBS Parents 

    Scholastic Parents
    Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, has a corporate mission supported through all of its divisions of helping children around the world to read and learn. Visit Scholastic Parents

    Social and Emotional Learning
    Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the way children become aware of, manage and appropriately express their emotions; make and meet personal goals; develop positive relationships; make good decisions; and become good citizens.  Illinois was among one of the first states to adopt SEL standards for all Illinois school-aged children. The I-KAN Regional Office of Education developed brochures to help parents understand these standards and the stages of social and emotional development of their children.  Visit SEL

    State of Illinois - Sex Offender Information
    The Sex Offender Registry was created in response to the Illinois Legislature's determination to facilitate access to publicly available information about persons convicted of sex offenses. ISP has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion on this Registry and has made no determination that any individual included in the Registry is currently dangerous. Individuals included on the Registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and Illinois state law. The primary purpose of providing this information is to make the information easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individuals. Visit Sex Offender Registry 

    State of Illinois - State Police Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry
    The Violent Offender Against Youth Registry was created in response to the Illinois Legislature's determination to facilitate access to publicly available information about persons convicted of certain offenses against youth. ISP has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion on this Registry and has made no determination that any individual included in the Registry is currently dangerous. Individuals included on the Registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record, Illinois state law and proof the offense was not sexually motivated. The primary purpose of providing this information is to make the information easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individuals. Visit the CMVO Registry 

    State of Illinois - Health Care for All Kids
    The All Kids program will offer Illinois’ uninsured children comprehensive health care that includes doctor’s visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers. Parents will pay monthly premiums for the coverage, but rates for middle-income families will be significantly lower than they are on the private market. Visit All Kids Covered 

    Straight Talk About Underage Drinking
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    Talking to Teens Booklet
    This booklet is designed to help prevent underage drinking by encouraging open, honest communication. Along with parents, tackling underage drinking requires a team approach: teachers, community groups, businesses, members of the alcohol beverage industry and many others. The Illinois Principals Association and the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois have joined together to develop this booklet not only because underage drinking can cause harm to children, but more importantly, because many of us are parents ourselves. And just like most parents, we want our children to live happy, healthy lives by making smart choices, resisting peer pressure, respecting the law and avoiding underage drinking.  Visit the Talking to Teens Booklet

    U.S. Department of Education
    Promoting educational excellence for all Americans. Visit Ed.GOV-Parent Resources