Following in the footsteps of the UK, Ireland will recognize psychological abuse as a crime, thus giving legal recourse to victims of controlling or coercive behavior.
Communicating openly, setting up social media boundaries and helping build our daughters' self esteem can help prevent their becoming a "mean girl." Read More
Cyberbullying and humiliation can be life destroying for teens who don't know how to get out of a devastating cyber-situation. An adult survivor of such destruction has written a book "Shame Nation" for parents and teens which will shed light and open a dialogue on the topic.
Incarcerating juveniles for non-violent crimes is counter productive in almost every way. Most young people who are jailed for "status offenses" need interventions from schools and psychologists rather than go to detention facilities where they leave in worse emotional and mental states than when they entered.
Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don’t realize about life for teenagers today
When 7 adults go undercover posing as high school students, they discover the magnitude of how disruptive and disturbing the effects are of a 24/7 social media world. From not being able to focus in class and depression to sexting and cyberbullying, connecting has never been so isolating.
In the United States, 1/3 of minors' deaths are caused by firearm injuries, most of these occurring at home. In order to minimize these numbers, parents should practice the following mantra for maintaining gun safety: teach, talk and lock 'em up.
The most important people to focus on in a mass shooting are the victims. Doctors are focusing their energies on educating emergency workers to provide techniques such as tourniquets that will yield the highest likelihood of survival during a mass shooting.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that doctors regularly screen all teenagers for suicide risk in light of evidence that nearly 20% of students surveyed by the CDC say they had seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months and data the AAP has clearly establishing the relationship between bullying and suicide for both [...]