Discuss threats with your teen and understand what they know about them. Making them aware of dangers will not make them want to experiment. Also, talk openly about the choices you expect your children to make and why. Teach your teens that silence really increases suffering and doesn’t keep anyone safe. They should share anything that makes them worry that they or a friend are in trouble. Let them know you will hear their concerns without getting angry and that together, you can act accordingly to keep everyone safe.