LITTLE ROCK– School has started and students are hard at work learning new routines, new skills and making friends along the way. From unsafe practices online to ill-informed choices, young Arkansans are increasingly at risk as they enter this new stage in life. Attorney General Rutledge is urging parents, teachers and guardians to learn more about how to protect their kids in their daily lives and online with free resources and trainings offered by the office.
“Protecting our children’s health and safety has been the single most important issue I have tackled since taking office,” said Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “I encourage parents and educators to take advantage of our free resources and presentations so together we can continue to educate and protect our youth.”
The following free resources are available from the Attorney General’s office:
- 16 Apps Parents Should Know About
- Elementary School Internet Safety Coloring Book and Middle School Internet Safety Activity Books may be requested free of charge online here
- Tips for Parents to identify warning signs of and prevent cyberbullying
- Tips for Students to ensure online safety
- Child Identification Kit: Document medical, dental and other personal data for your records. Physical kits may be requested free of charge online here
- Youth Vaping Resources
- Commonsensemedia.org offers additional resources for parents and educators including reviews of movies, tv shows and video games
- Stopbullying.gov provides in depth articles, videos and tips for addressing bullying
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge routinely sends consumer warnings to prevent Arkansans from falling prey to scams, fraud and bad actors. Register to receive Attorney General Alerts here. To request a presentation on internet safety or youth vaping, complete a speaker request form here.