Teens & #Social Media, The #Blurred Line

“Certainly it’s happened here but throughout the country, throughout our state, in other places nearby too,” said Traverse City Area Public Schools superintendent Paul Soma. It’s a problem we have been facing for years, threatening messages causing disruption and potential danger to everyone involved. And while the way these threats…

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TEEN CALLED A ‘DUMB #MUSLIM B**CH’ AFTER #ALLEGING #TEACHER #PULLED OFF HER #HEADSCARF

A Virginia teen who alleges a teacher pulled off her Islamic headscarf is now being harassed online by other students and another teacher from her school, a Muslim civil rights group has reported. Student Yasmin Yahye said last week that that teacher Lesmond Saunders removed her headscarf without her consent…

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Teen #pregnancy, #sexual abuse, #bullying top PH #youth concerns today #UNICEF

Issues such as corporal punishment, teenage pregnancy, and sexual abuse are among the most pressing concerns that personally affect Filipino children today. In a children’s assembly organized by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 32 children from all over the Philippines urged lawmakers and policymakers to listen and respond to…

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Teen #alcohol, #drug dependence linked to #poor life outcomes in #adulthood

Teenagers who are dependent on alcohol and marijuana are significantly less likely to attain life goals such as academic success and the achievement of full-time employment, according to a recent presentation held at The American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo. “This study found that chronic marijuana use…

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Man #illegally took #teen from #Texas to #Georgia for #sex

ATLANTA – A Mexican man who’s in the U.S. illegally took a teenage girl against her will from Texas to Georgia for sex, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. A Nov. 14 indictment alleges that Andres Castaneda-Guzman, 24, kidnapped a minor and transported her across state lines for the purpose of engaging…

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US #study reveals #suicide attempts have #increased in #teen girls

Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls. That’s according to a 15-year study of emergency-room visits published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the rate nearly tripled…

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A #mom told her #teen to stop #playing #video games. His #resistance got him #arrested.

A teenager who wanted to keep playing video games attacked his mother and stepfather with a golf club, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said, an attack that included trying to stab the stepfather with the golf club. The teenage boy was charged with domestic violence battery on his mother and…

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Former #Oklahoma #state senator pleads #guilty to #child sex #trafficking charge #Newburgh Gazette

The attorney for a former state senator charged with producing and transporting child pornography says his client will plead guilty to one count of child sex trafficking in exchange for us prosecutors dropping three other child pornography charges against him. Sentencing will be scheduled for a later date, Shortey’s lawyer…

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TRUMP #CAMPAIGN #COORDINATOR AND ‘FAMILY VALUES’ #REPUBLICAN PLEADS #GUILTY TO #CHILD #SEX #TRAFFICKING, FACES LIFE IN #PRISON

Ralph Shortey, former Oklahoma state senator and a county campaign coordinator for President Donald Trump’s campaign last year, will plead guilty to a child sex trafficking offense for soliciting sex from a 17-year-old boy in March. In exchange for his guilty plea, government prosecutors have agreed to drop three counts…

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Teen #mom charged with #infant son’s #death

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Police say a three-month-old baby whose mother dangled him over a balcony at apartment complex in Knoxville died from his injuries. His mother, 19-year-old Tierra Patrice Williamson now faces first degree murder charges in his death. “The charge that she’s been charged with is first degree…

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