Oprah Warns Fans of Instagram Impersonators Asking for Cash

Digital scams, fraud and hoaxes can seem real in ways that would never happen in the face-to-face world.  Rest assured, Oprah doesn’t need your money or your social security number, but you need to be aware and informed to make sure you don’t become a victim.

A 14-year-old girl sexted her crush. She may have to register as a sex offender

What happens to teens when the law sees sexting as child pornography?  Should a 14 year-old girl have to register as a sex offender for the next 10 years for willingly sending an explicit photo of herself?

Men and Women Don’t Agree on What Sexual Harassment Is

Addressing sexual harassment starts with getting on the same page.  Currently, men and women don’t have the same views of what constitutes sexual harassment, and it is imperative that they do. 

The Hidden Danger in Your Social Media Feeds

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.

10 months after Valley teen’s assault, bill targeting social media-driven attacks becomes state law

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.

Sexual harassment among teens is pervasive

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.

Guns play an outsized role in deaths from terrorist attacks, especially in the U.S

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.

Teen Bullies And Victims Face Higher Suicide Risk

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 [...]

Is your child a cyberbully and if so, what should you do?

Teaching kids not to cyberbully is just as important as teaching them to speak up if they are cyberbullied.

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