Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Growing up today can be very difficult.  Parents and kids need information and tools they can use to meet today’s challenges.  On this page you will find links to a number of important sites containing helpful information, including these:

  • Many kids spend hours of time on the Internet, and it can be a wonderful tool for education and entertainment. But dangers lurk from cyberbullying to identity theft and beyond. Teach kids to be smart digital citizens with the information found on our Internet Safety webpage.
  • It is important that our kids feel safe at school so they can focus on learning.   The School Safety site offers a variety of tools to help make schools a safer place.  You will find guidance on bullying – why it has become a big problem and what you can do about it.  There also is information for parents and schools to help them create a safer environment.
  • Surveys show dating violence is not uncommon among teens.  Our Teen Dating Violence site was developed to help teens and the people who care about them understand relationship abuse. Building awareness is one of the best ways to combat this all-too-pervasive problem.
  • Parents can find information on federal services, programs, and publications regarding child exploitation and abduction from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.