What They Don't Teach Kids: Lessons About Physical, Digital and Legal Life Safety for Tweens, Teens, and Young Adults

Young people coming of age today face new risks, expectations, and laws that simply didn’t exist when their teachers, parents, and guardians were young. Jonathan Cristall, a veteran City of Los Angeles prosecutor and the author of What They Don’t Teach Teens, will sensitize and clarify the many complicated, delicate situations that they face, both in and out of school. Attendees are provided straightforward tips and tactics to help them empower the young people in their lives to make good choices. Mr. Cristall will provide an overview of his book, including:

  • Police interactions and personal safety: knowing your constitutional rights; what to do and not do when stopped by the police; being situationally aware especially with respect to street robberies and gun violence;
  • Sexual violence and misconduct: sexual consent, sexual harassment prevention, dating violence, and sextortion;
  • Staying safer online: unlawful underage sexting, digital footprint and citizenship, and cyberbullying

What They Don’t Teach Teens is a multiple award-winning book about physical, digital, and legal life safety skills for tweens, teens, and young adults.

Jonathan Cristall
Session Type
Breakout Session
Leadership, Law & Policy
Session Partner
Life is Good Kids Foundation