Protecting Our Youth

Preventing Cyberbullying:

Microsoft Online Safety Resources:


National Cybersecurity Alliance – Raising Digital Citizens:

Federal Trade Commission – Protecting Kids Online:

Federal Trade Commission – Online Safety Resources for Educators:

Florida Department of Children and Families:

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services – Child Welfare Information Gateway:

American Academy of Pediatrics –

Florida Department of Health:

National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health:

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741 to text with a crisis counselor for free (24/7)

Heart of Florida United Way – provides referrals for crisis needs (call 2-1-1)

Aspire Health Partners – not for profit mental health services provider in Central Florida

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – call or text to 800-273-8255

Mental Health America – Call 800-969-6642 to speak with a mental health professional who will answer your questions and connect you with helpful resources.

The National Alliance on Mental Health: LGBTQI – provides important information about mental health and lists a wealth of additional online resources


U. S. Department of Education – for Parents:

Starfall (some free content): (learning games for kids):

FunBrain (variety of online books and educational games, sorted by grade):



FSA Portal

U. S. Department of Education – for Parents:

ALA: Best Fiction for Young Adults
An annual list of the most outstanding YA fiction.

Book reviews, genre lists and Lexile and Accelerated Reader ratings.

Poetry Foundation
Poems and articles about poets and poetry.

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Numerous writing resources, including an MLA, APA, and Chicago citation and style guides.

Media Literacy Now:

News Literacy Project:


National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) - A Parent’s Guide to Media Literacy:

The Trevor Project – provides 24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. Text, chat, or call anytime to reach a trained counselor.

Zebra Coalition (Orlando) –network of organizations which provide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all youth (LGBTQ+) ages 13 – 24, assisting young people facing homelessness, bullying, isolation from their families, and physical, sexual and drug abuse

The Center Orlando – provides health- and mental health-related programs and services for all ages

MoneyGeek Financial and Social Resources for Homeless LGBTQ+ Young Adults - state and national helplines, shelters and other organizations that can help, along with tips for how to avoid homelessness. If you are among the LGBTQ+ homeless youth in America, these resources can help you find support and a safe home.

Mental Health America: Pride and Mental Health - links to mental health resources for the LGBTQ+ community

MoneyGeek - Fighting Housing Insecurity: Resources & Guide - resources to help you navigate the resources available, including specific support for veterans, families, seniors and college students