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.
Sexual harassment is so commonplace in the schools of our youth, the #MeTooK12 movement is gaining momentum. Many young girls do not report their assaults to authorities or even their parents. Having been a victim of sexual harassment as a young student, adult author Nancy Jo Sales relays advice on what information she would give [...]
Inadequate sexual education may ultimately be detrimental to our teens' abilities to have healthy relationships.
Parents can change tomorrow today by teaching our children ways to not be the perpetrators or the victims of sexual assault. Here are 10 informative suggestions to empower our kids against falling prey to sexual assault or harassment.
Social media can have serious negative mental health impacts. Rather than give it up completely, know the risks and how use social media in a balanced, mindful way. Vicarious traumatization is real and can have serious effects including PTSD.
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.
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.
Although guns are used in less than 10% of terrorist attacks globally, they produce more than 50% of the deaths from terrorist attacks--particularly true for the US.