Safe Kids Madison Area is led by American Family Children's Hospital, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to help keep kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
The PKO Podcast is brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Each episode is approximately 15 minutes and discusses topics like “App of the Week,” tips for combating online child exploitation, bullying and healthy online habits. Download or listen at ProtectKidsOnlineWI.gov or through iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast player.
This Safety Center offers educational materials on improving child well-being, nutrition, access to medical and dental care, preventing injuries, and more. Families can ask trained staff questions about child safety.
The American Academy of Pediatrics' HealthyChildren.org Safety & Prevention section connects you to information to help keep kids safe. Topics include fire safety, dog bite prevention, backyard safety, over-the-counter medications, backpack safety, bicycle safety and more.
Youth who wish to participate in protest activities should be aware of their rights and responsibilities when engaging in civil disobedience.
Various provisions of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protect our freedom of speech, our right to assembly peaceably, and our right to petition government for change.
The First Amendment also protects our right to join others to collectively share a message or protest. The First Amendment, however, does not protect a few narrow categories of expression. The First Amendment does not protect "incitement," which means speech intended and likely to cause imminent law-breaking. For example, the First Amendment does not protect a speaker who urges an angry crowd to immediately attack someone or destroy their property. The First Amendment does not protect "true threats" directed against a particular person who would reasonably perceive in their message a danger of violence.