PARENTING

What They Don’t Teach Teens: Life Safety Skills for Teens and the Adults Who Care for Them

Quill Driver. Sept. 2020. 320p. ISBN 9781610353588. pap. $19.95. CHILD REARING
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A veteran prosecutor and youth safety counselor, Cristall is uniquely qualified to write a book about keeping teens out of trouble. Cristall starts with the assertion that teens need to find safe people to help them no matter what situation they face, and gives advice to parents on how they can fulfill this role in their adolescent’s life. The crucial legal topics are personal safety, dealing with police, sexual assault and consent, harassment, sextortion, teen dating violence, digital footprint and citizenship, data privacy, cyberbullying, and smartphone cameras. The end of each chapter contains a space for students to journal takeaways, bullet-list summaries, and take a “What Would You Do If It Happened to You?” quiz.
VERDICT 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.

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