Online Sexual Harassment

Rape, groping, having someone masturbate in front of you… all of these are horrific examples of sexual harassment (and in some cases, sexual assault) that happen in the physical world with immeasurable, negative life-long consequences. For many, the experience and effect of online sexual harassment is even worse. http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/26/health/harvey-weinstein-online-sexual-harassment/index.html

Teens Texting and Driving

Inexperienced young teens texting and driving has been a leading cause of deaths for teens. The national safety council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. 11 teens die every day as a result of texting while driving. Did you know that according to an AAA poll, 94% [...]

The Police Need to Understand Autism

Many police officers need training on recognizing and effectively interacting with people who have developmental and other disabilities. Individuals with disabilities make up a third to a half of all people killed by the police. We, as a society, must stop using the police as a substitute for our failing disability services system. Download Article

Cell Phone Addiction in Teenagers

Cell phone addiction with teens is real and drastically growing all over the world. These devices certainly have some benefits--including helping parents stay connected to their teens as they transition from their care. But the devices also contribute to anxiety, lack of sleep, and other ills for teens. Some interesting data in this article and [...]

Man Posing as Uber driver arrested in Beverly Hills

This article, sadly, is another example of the increasingly common practice of predators pretending to be Uber drivers. Here are three tips to help protect yourself: (1) Never rely on an Uber decal for legitimacy since those can be stolen or easily be counterfeited. (2) Double check that the car arriving matches: the make and [...]

How to Talk with Your Teen about Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is rarely an easy thing to discuss with your teen but is one of the most important conversations you can have as a parent (or caregiver). Making sure the teen in your life completely understands sexual consent is in their best interest! Check out this article for some useful tips about having this [...]

Suicide of Teen Who Made Sex Tape Presents Dilemma for Schools

This is a tragedy on so many levels. Handled terribly by the school. I wish Corey had never handed his phone over in the first place. He had a right to privacy in his phone and all its contents and didn’t necessarily have to let his school search it.

Florida Student Twitter Related Suspension

A rising university student graded his ex-girlfriend's apology note and posted it to Twitter. While many thought it was hilarious, his ex didn't and filed a complaint with his school (she was not a student there). The result? The student was suspended.

Parental Involvement in Their Child’s Education

This is an interesting read about the importance of parents getting involved in the education of their children. Of course, a real education goes beyond what is taught in school. That's where What They Don't Teach Teens comes in...

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