- Be a Ready Kid! Play games, learn about disasters, and get tips to prepare before a disaster strikes.
- Everybody has a role, including teens. Teenagers and other young people help their families, schools, and communities prepare for disasters. They can be leaders before, during, and after disasters.
- Prepare your family. Kids and their families can be prepared whether they’re at home, school or anywhere else.
- Sesame Street Fire Safety Program for preschool children (U.S. Fire Administration)
- Ready Wrigley (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Owley Skywarn (National Weather Service)
- Resource Library. Looking for activities, information, or other tools to help you and children and youth in your life prepare for disasters? Need disaster planning and guidance materials to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and youth into your organization’s emergency planning?
- Helping Children Cope. Disasters can leave children and teens feeling frightened, confused and insecure. Their responses can be quite varied. It’s important to not only recognize these reactions, but also help children cope with their emotions.
- Teen CERT. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is a national program of volunteers trained in disaster preparedness and emergency response. Volunteers come from all ages and all walks of life, including teenagers.
- Planning Materials. This page includes emergency operations plans (EOPs), reunification guidance and tools, and other resources to support organizations responsible for the temporary care of children and youth.
- Help your kids know how to communicate during an emergency. Review these topics with them: Sending text message; Emergency contact numbers; Dialing 9-1-1 for help ready.gov/kids #BeReady #YouthPrep
- Update school records and discuss emergency contact numbers with kids before they go: ready.gov/make-a-plan #BackToSchool #YouthPrep
- Include your child's medication or supplies in your family’s emergency kit. More tips visit: ready.gov/kit #YouthPrep #ReadyKids
- Include your child's favorite stuffed animals, board games, books or music in their emergency kit to comfort them in a disaster. #YouthPrep
- Get the kids involved in building their own emergency kit: www.ready.gov/kids/build-a-kit #ReadyKids
- Kids can #BeAForce... by playing the online emergency preparedness "Build a Kit" game: www.ready.gov/kids/games #YouthPrep #ReadyKids
- Your kids can become Disaster Masters with this @Readygov preparedness game: www.ready.gov/kids/games #YouthPrep