The Parent's Room

  •  This is the room where Parents and Guardians can find information that can make you, your family and your home safe and secure.

    Safety

    • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, often pronounced "nit-suh") is a U.S. Government agency, part of the Department of Transportation, responsible for setting safety standards and verifying compliance by automobile manufacturers. It also issues recall notices that ensure full awareness of mechanical problems with cars sold in the US, and publishes the results of safety tests of various automobiles, to allow buyers to evaluate the anticipated behavior of an automobile in a crash.
    • The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA coordinates the work of federal, state, and local agencies in responding to floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. FEMA provides financial assistance to individuals and governments to rebuild homes, businesses, and public facilities; trains firefighters and emergency medical professionals; and funds emergency preparedness throughout the United States.
    • The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government with the mandate to protect “against unreasonable risks of injuries associated with consumer products”. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. Their site has information on product recalls and safety information.

    Security

    • Ready.gov: A common sense framework designed to launch a process of learning about citizen preparedness. One of the primary mandates of the Department of Homeland Security is to educate the public, on a continuing basis, about how to be prepared in case of a national emergency -- including a possible terrorist attack.
    • cyberinsureone.com/online-safety. Online Safety for Children and Teens.

    Health

    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading United States agency for protecting the public health and safety. The CDC provides credible information to enhance health decisions and promotes health through strong partnerships with state health departments and other organizations. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control (especially infectious diseases), environmental health, health promotion and education activities designed to improve health.
    • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the government agency responsible for regulating food (human and animal), dietary supplements, drugs (human and animal), cosmetics, medical devices (human and animal), biologics, and blood products in the United States.

    Environment

    • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.