Study: Parents who give their teenagers alcohol are inviting trouble

Parents who claim that providing 'sips of alcohol' or permitting drinking 'under their supervision' is doing a huge disservice to their teens.  Providing any amount of alcohol to teenagers can have negative consequences. 

The more you endlessly scroll on Facebook, the bigger the risk to your mental health

Research has found a negative correlation between the time spent on social media and one's emotional, psychological and mental health. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg recognizes the severe side effects of social media addiction and is changing some of Facebook's construction in hopes that people will spend less time scrolling.

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.

How to Parent When your Teen Starts Dating

As parents, we are nearly powerless to prevent our teens from dating, but we can help them be prepared to make better, healthier choices when they do.  Educating them on sex, consent, risks associated with social media and drinking will open the lines of communication towards making wise choices.

smoking marijuana and driving: 33% of teens think it’s legal. Some think it isn’t dangerous

Driving under the influence of marijuana is always unsafe and always illegal, yet 33% of teens and 27% of parents surveyed think it's legal in states where recreational use is permitted. Know the effects of marijuana and know what life with a DUI conviction is like before driving while under the influence or riding with [...]

Harvard Study Shows Actual Number of People Killed by U.S. Police

A recent Harvard public health researchers report found that 1,166 people were killed by police in the US in 2015 and is the first report to quanitfy the rampant under-reporting of police-related deaths. Should the public be entitled to more transparent, accurate, comprehensive data that is properly updated and maintained?

Two decades of mass shootings later, not much has changed in ‘Gun Nation’

A powerful photo gallery related to guns and the 2nd Amendment. "Once we sell the gun, it's no longer our problem."    

Men, you want to treat women better? Here’s a list to start with

Young men, follow these ideas and if you’re not sure how to do one of them, ask a trusted female friend. Read article here.

Know Your Rights: What to Do When You Get Pulled Over

We never hope to get pulled over when driving, but inevitably it happens. When it does, be sure that you know your rights in order to safely provide the police with the information they need without giving up information you are entitled to refuse to share.

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