A timely, illuminating tonic for calming fears and putting into perspective the perils of youth violence. As headlines scream news of youth-on-youth assaults in school and on the street, parents fear for the safety and well-being of their own children. How do you keep your child from becoming a victim or victimizer? Parents & Kids Talking About School Violence is a "how-to" guide on alleviating a child's fears after shocking, violent events such as school shootings occur, The book counsels parents on how to encourage children to be open with their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. In addition, parents are cautioned neither to over-dramatize nor completely ignore the realities of violent events. The book also reflects on the impact that an exploitative media and "might makes right" culture has on families. Parents & Kids Talking About School Violence includes advice to students who feel threatened, intimidated, or alienated. Combining old-fashioned common sense with critical social skills, readers are empowered to rise above the difficult situations confronting them in everyday life.