The 21 days following the Las Vegas shooting saw a daily average of over 38 people shot and killed, including numerous children. For first responders, this is "business as usual." Are those the statistics of a country that you feel safe in? If not, what do you think the causes of our problems with shootings [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
In 2017, an astounding 3,600 guns were confiscated from airport security check points. Most people simply say they forgot they had a loaded firearm in their bag. There are as many guns in the U.S. as there are people. https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/tsa-record-number-of-guns-seized-in-u-s-airports-1005968451864
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?