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Officers Had No Duty to Protect Students in Parkland Massacre, Judge Rules

A federal judge ruled that the armed deputy who did not rush into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School did not have a constitutional duty to protect students during a school shooting massacre. Her ruling is in contrast to a county judge's decision that the sheriff deputy did have an obligation to confront the school shooter. [...]

From Cyberbullying To Digital Addiction: How Social Media Is Affecting Teens

Have you wondered whether social media makes your teen feel more or less connected?  Do you consider the impact that digital media has on your teen's life, socially, emotionally and mentally? Social media has both positive and negative affects on your child's well-being. Read More

Start an online post, then delete it? Many websites save it anyway.

Think carefully before typing anything on the internet. Some companies save posts, photos and data even before you commit to clicking submit. Other companies go even further by viewing what is being typed in 'real time.' 

To Catch a College Predator

College campuses are grappling with the challenging issue of whether and how to be informed of an applicants's criminal history.  While some universities feel that students deserve second chances, others don't necessarily want these individuals on their campuses.   

Study: Half of US adults have had close family member jailed

Having an immediate family member become incarcerated is a much greater likelihood than one might think, according to a recent study. Read about the high percentage of family members who end up locked up at some point in their life and the social and emotional consequences it has on loved ones.

AMERICAN MEN THINK 44 PERCENT OF WOMEN HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY HARASSED. IT’S ACTUALLY NEARLY DOUBLE THAT

In light of the #MeToo movement, there seems to be a growing awareness by men of the extent to which women endure and have been victims of sexual harassment and assault during their lifetime. Nevertheless, when polled, men's estimate of the percent of women who have fallen victim pales tremendously to the actual numbers. Read [...]

IT’S NOT RAPE IF SHE FLIRTED ON A DATE, A THIRD OF BRITISH MEN BELIEVE

Can a woman change her mind after sex has been begun? Does flirting on a date suggest the woman wants to have sex?  Many men in a UK survey gave disturbing responses when questioned about the constitution and definition of rape. Read More

Guns kill more U.S. kids than cancer. This emergency physician aims to prevent those firearm deaths

Having grown up in a violent home, Dr. Rebecca Cunningham understands the appeal of guns as a means of protection. She also witnesses in the emergency room the damaging and fatal consequences gun use can have on teenagers.  Dr. Cunningham is at the helm of using grant money to educate people on the dangers of [...]

A 19-year-old’s death became a ‘turning point’ for America’s fraternities

Every year, alcohol-related deaths result from fraternity hazing. Having lost their children to atrocious Greek life hazing, parents are trying to not only educate the dangers of hazing, but also to change laws that will implement harsher consequences to alcohol-related hazing deaths.  

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