smoking marijuana and driving: 33% of teens think it’s legal. Some think it isn’t dangerous

Driving under the influence of marijuana is always unsafe and always illegal, yet 33% of teens and 27% of parents surveyed think it's legal in states where recreational use is permitted. Know the effects of marijuana and know what life with a DUI conviction is like before driving while under the influence or riding with [...]

10 months after Valley teen’s assault, bill targeting social media-driven attacks becomes state law

Jordan's Law (CA AB 1542) will increase penalties for all those involved in social media motivated assaults. Talk with your teens about what assault is and how to avoid becoming criminally liable, even if they thought they were just filming a friend making a joke.

Harvard Study Shows Actual Number of People Killed by U.S. Police

A recent Harvard public health researchers report found that 1,166 people were killed by police in the US in 2015 and is the first report to quanitfy the rampant under-reporting of police-related deaths. Should the public be entitled to more transparent, accurate, comprehensive data that is properly updated and maintained?

Bullying: Learn about the risk factors, warning signs and treatments

Is your parenting style inadvertently creating a bully?

Two decades of mass shootings later, not much has changed in ‘Gun Nation’

A powerful photo gallery related to guns and the 2nd Amendment. "Once we sell the gun, it's no longer our problem."    

Men, you want to treat women better? Here’s a list to start with

Young men, follow these ideas and if you’re not sure how to do one of them, ask a trusted female friend. Read article here.

Sexual harassment among teens is pervasive

In a world where teens are boycotting school to raise awareness of pervasive, sometimes instituionalized, sexual harrassment on campus, 76% of students report never having had a conversation with parents or guardians about sexual harrassment. Consider this guideline and start the dialogue now in your own family.

Know Your Rights: What to Do When You Get Pulled Over

We never hope to get pulled over when driving, but inevitably it happens. When it does, be sure that you know your rights in order to safely provide the police with the information they need without giving up information you are entitled to refuse to share.

Here is why It’s not cute and endearing when your partner texts and calls all the time.

Know when constant contact is abuse, not affection.

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