Parents and Educators of Teens and Teen Workers

The federal government must work across the silos

The federal government must work across the silos of the federal departments to prioritize safety. When people move from home, to the road, to school, to a job, they don't think that they just crossed between four different federal agencies.

Partnering with major advocacy groups, like the National PTA, can get in front of a lot of people all at once – teachers, parents and potential employers. #EPWChat

 

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Parents and Educators of Teens and Teen Workers

Incorporate these messages into existing communications

Incorporate these messages into existing communications. In addition to social media, teens are getting information from their employers, parents, or school – and these are already audiences of the DOL. Find opportunities to make these messages appealing in different media formats, or easy to push out in a number of ways by the people who are already connected to teens. 

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Parents and Educators of Teens and Teen Workers

Encourage peer to peer communication

Encourage peer to peer communication; allow teen voices to promote the importance of safety & self-advocacy in the workplace. Students w/ disabilities need to understand the importance of self-disclosure to access reasonable accommodations on the job.

 

-This idea is attributed to Best Buddies via Twitter Chat from May 18, 2021

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Parents and Educators of Teens and Teen Workers

In the classroom

While we know students love to be on #SnapChap and #TicToc, they don't always watch public feeds about safety. Using a cell phone in a classroom makes learning fun. Check out #Kahoot. Also, connect with #teachers to make their job easier by creating games and #quizlets for them.

-This idea is attributed to the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) via Twitter Chat from May... more »

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Employers of Teen Workers

Employers should not assume teens know the safety expectations

Employers should not assume teens know the safety expectations at work. There's no such thing as over-communicating worker rights, and it should start early. #EPWChatWorking with schools to promote knowledge of workplace protections can help get the messages in front of job seekers – even before they're in the workplace. #EPWChat

-This idea is attributed to SADD via Twitter Chat from May 18, 2021

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