We urgently need to talk about the grey areas of bad sexual encounters

We are starting to better understand the laws of consent, but there are grey areas when it comes to sexual encounters that are difficult to define.  Does 'yes' mean 'yes' if it is said after persistence, moderate aggression or persuasion?  Can a consensual, but regrettable or unpleasant sexual experience cross the line into what is [...]

Why I teach my kids to be rude

Teaching your children to say no, is not teaching rudeness, but rather the confidence to assert themselves in establishing boundaries should a difficult situation arise later in life.

Study: Parents who give their teenagers alcohol are inviting trouble

Parents who claim that providing 'sips of alcohol' or permitting drinking 'under their supervision' is doing a huge disservice to their teens.  Providing any amount of alcohol to teenagers can have negative consequences. 

Teach Students To Use Social Media (The Right Way) And The Possibilities Are Endless

The use of social media in the classroom can be an effective tool for learning and teaching....if done the right and responsible way. Read More

The more you endlessly scroll on Facebook, the bigger the risk to your mental health

Research has found a negative correlation between the time spent on social media and one's emotional, psychological and mental health. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg recognizes the severe side effects of social media addiction and is changing some of Facebook's construction in hopes that people will spend less time scrolling.

An adult who went undercover at a Kansas high school found today’s teenage girls think it’s ‘normal’ to post ‘promiscuous’ pictures online

An adult goes undercover as a high school student and realizes how rampant sexting is, especially among young girls.  It is so commonplace, that sexting is practically the new norm.  The effects may not only damage a girl's reputation, but also her self esteem.

Most sororities have to follow a sexist and potentially dangerous rule that gives men on college campuses power

College sororities have to partner with fraternal colleagues in order to serve alcohol to parties, often creating an imbalance of power in favor of their male counterparts.  In order to protect themselves in potentially dangerous situations, sorority sisters are developing ways to establish power and prevent unwanted guests from coming to their co-hosted social gatherings.

Safer Internet Day: Building online safety practices with young people

The UK is spearheading activities worldwide into a center that will provide information on keeping our children digitally and technologically safe at any age. #SID2018 Read More

How the Role of Teenage Girls is affected in a Misogynistic World.

Growing up 'a girl' comes with societal stereotypes that are often uncomplimentary to women.  However, denying oneself the right to like things intended or marketed for girls is equally misogynistic.  Embrace who you are and what you like and to heck with what anyone says.

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