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.

Sexting Second Thoughts!

Recent studies have shown the day after sexting 10 percent regret their decision. 80 percent of teens and college students have sexted or have received a picture but is sending one picture really worth it? 

Selfie Gone Wrong!

The act of taking a selfie in front of priceless, one of a kind artwork leads an innocent woman being the cause of $200,000 in damage.  Why in the 21st century are humans so consumed on their mobile devices that they are damaging people's art? So how can we go into an art gallery and safely [...]

How To Practice Safe Sexting

Are abstinence and criminalization the best ways to handle inappropriate sexting?  Those approaches haven't achieved intended results with teen sex, drug use, or drinking.  Why would we expect the outcome to be different with sexting.  Is sexting the problematic behavior or is the issue we should be focused on the actions people take without consent? [...]

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