Children's Rights Links

Children’s Rights Information Network 
www.crin.org
This global network of organizations works to protect children’s rights. The site features great links (see member list, by country) and information about children’s rights globally.

Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers 
www.child-soldiers.org
This global coalition conducts research and monitoring, advocacy and education, networking and capacity building. Visit their website for information and resources on the phenomenon of child soldiers.

Global Youth Connect 
www.globalyouthconnect.org/
Builds and supports a community of youth who are actively promoting and protecting human rights and educates and  inspires the next generation to work for peaceful change.

Right to Play 
www.righttoplay.com
An athlete-driven international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play as a tool for the development of children and youth in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Right to Play is committed to improving the lives of these children and to strengthening their communities by translating the best practices of sport and play into opportunities to promote development, health and peace. 

Save the Children 
www.savethechildren.org
An organization that works both overseas and locally to improve the quality of children's lives through the realization of their rights. Look under the “Get Involved” link to explore their volunteer opportunities and events.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 
www.unicef.org
A worldwide organization that strives to help ensure the survival, growth and the long-term development of the world's underprivileged children. Check out their site for existing opportunities to help advocate for these children.

 

CHILD SAFETY

 

Children's Safety Network
http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/
This organization is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence. It provides information on a wide range of injury topics, offers technical assistance, hosts state-specific information on their website, and has numerous publications available to download.

DLTK's Growing Together
http://www.dltk-kids.com/safety/index.htm

This website offers activity pages, coloring, crafts, and more for elementary children to learn more about staying safe.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
http://www.fbi.gov/fun-games/kids/kids-safety
This section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) website offers kids helpful suggestions and tips on keeping safe, both online and in public. The site also links to further kid-friendly games and information about the FBI.

KidsHealth
http://kidshealth.org/kid/watch/index.html  
This site contains a "Safety Center," with audio recordings and text of tips on staying safe and a link to receive a free weekly newsletter. It also links to information, audio clips, and quizzes on safety around the house, outdoors and on the road, and emergencies.

McGruff
http://www.mcgruff.org/
This resource contains helpful information on http://www.fbi.gov/fun-games/kids/kids-safety llying, as well as on community, home, school, and online safety. Find games, videos, tips, and other materials.

Safe Kids USA
http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/
This is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury that educates and advocates for stronger laws to keep children safe. The organization's website contains safety tips, resources, and guides for children of all ages, broken down by risk area and age bracket.

http://www.safekids.com/quiz/ 
This interactive quiz allows kids to test their knowledge of online safety and privacy. This can be a helpful tool for parents or teachers, and fun for children.