PARENTS: BE AWARE OF THESE DANGEROUS GAMES

We encourage parents to be educated regarding current dangerous trends with which some of our youth feel the need to experiment. There are many trends listed on-line. Here are a few trends which we have seen in Chico schools recently. 

Purple Drank: This drink was made popular in the hip-hop community. It is created by mixing prescription cough syrup and either carbonated drink or fruit juice with an optional jolly rancher candy for sweetness. Consumption of this drink can lead to impaired motor-skills and drowsiness. For further information: Purple Drank
 
Xanax: Around school, they can be referred to as 'bars', 'zanies', 'planks', and 'hulks', due to their green, pea-like shape. The effects of this drug can cause one to look drunk, slurring of words, drooping head and psychomotor retardation. For further information: Xanax
 
THC Jolly Rancher and Gummy Bears: Perhaps the fastest growing trend due to the ease of their accessibility and low price. This is created by melting down a regular candy and mixing it with honey oil or hash. They are then rewrapped, making them very difficult to detect. For further information: TCH Jolly Rancher/Gummy Bears
 
Sharpie Shock Challenge: Students draw a black mark using a sharpie pen on their body. They then use the flash from their cell phone and take a pic of the black mark. The ink reacts with the flash, causing a shock. For further information: Sharpie Shock Challenge

It is our hope that all parents will have discussions with their children about these and other activities in which students could inadvertently put themselves or others in danger.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, contact CJHS Principal, Pedro Caldera by phone at 891-3066 or email Mr. Caldera.

What is Bullying?

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

For additional information on bullying, please see the below links.

  1). Stop Bullying: http://www.stopbullying.gov 

  2). Stop Bullying Now: http://www.stopbullyingnow.com/index.htm

  3). California Dept. of Education Resources: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/se/bullyfaq.asp

  4).  Local anti-bullying blog: http://www.slowdownstopandthink.blogspot.com/

NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® has been at the forefront of the fight to keep children safe from abduction and sexual exploitation for over 30 years. For comprehensive resources regarding missing children, child sexual exploitation, child safety and prevention, law enforcement training and victim and family support, visit their website: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®

For additional information on how to keep your children safe and what to do if you feel a child may be in danger, please click here:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Childern - NetSmartz Workshop

To make an online report of suspicious interaction with a child to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, please click: Cyberline Tip Report

You may also contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children via phone, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at: 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Confused about the social media your child is accessing? For helpful information on the potential dangers of social media for young adults, please read this from HighTechDad.
 
All children are precious! Let's work together to keep our kids SAFE!
 
 

Website Suggestions

If you use Google to access these web sites, it is possible to translate to different languages.
 
1)   
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen
 
Offers information and articles about a wide variety of teen topic/issues
 
2)   www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
 
Provides crisis hotline numbers, information on side tool bar
  
3)   www.helpguide.org
 
Provides information on a variety of topics related to physical/mental, relationships, aging
  
4)   www.selfinjury.com

Provides blog opportunity, if you click on Self Injury Foundation general info and crisis line provided.
 
5)   www.anxietyconnection.com
 
General information about anxiety, description, treatment-google provided translation to spanish
 
6)   www.childgrief.org
 
Provides info for adults on how to help child grieve, or tips for teens directly.