Teen safety (2006)

Key points below

The teenage years are a wonderful and difficult time in every life for kids and caregivers! Your teen is on the brink of adulthood, but is still a child in many ways. It may seem that so many parts of their life are out of your control. The truth is, there are many things you can do to safely steer your teen through these years.

The leading causes of death to teens include:

How can I help my teen be safe?

Take time to talk about safety. Share your views and remember what it was like to be a teen. Give your teen credit for being able to make good choices. Be a good safety role model.





Lock Boxes: gun and medicine safety

Biking or walking

For more information

Check out the online resources at: childrenswi.org/learn.


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.