What is the American Academy of Pediatrics?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization for pediatricians founded in 1930 and based out of Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The purpose of the AAP is to protect children and increase awareness about children’s health. The AAP publishes the AAP News, which is their official newsmagazine. Additionally, AAP publications include professional references, textbooks, patient education materials, and parenting books.
The AAP website contains a large list of health topics, organized by developmental stages or you can search the topics alphabetically.
The AAP also supports HealthyChildren.org, a parent-oriented site suggesting the best way to care for your child from the prenatal to young adult stages.
An Internet Safety Resource
The AAP has an Internet safety site called SafetyNet. The site contains several articles from the AAP as well as links to articles and entire websites created by others interested in family Net safety.1
The site provides a printable pamphlet on Internet safety. You may also be interested in reading the AAP's Media Education Policy Statement, which has been cited in dozens of academic and medical journals about the media's effect on children and teens.