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Words Matter

Source: hrc.org/blog By: Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media Date Posted: June 4, 2014 For LGBT youth that go to bed at night and stare at the ceiling, sleeplessly wondering what awaits them the next day at school or at church or in their home, anti-LGBT vitriol is commonplace. Words are a powerful tool […]

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Audrie’s Law – Stricter Laws for Cyberbulling

After the devastating suicide of Audrie Pott in September 2012, a week after she drank too much vodka-laced Gatorade at a house party, passed out and woke up to find crude messages scribbled on her half naked body. Facebook messages she sent out looking for answers the next week suggested she knew photos had been taken […]

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Social Media Impacts the Social Jungle of Teens

Source: YourTeenMag.com Author: Rachel Simmons, author of “Odd Girl Out” and “The Curse of the Good Girl”,  co-founder of the Girls Leadership Institute.  For more information on Rachel Simmons, her blog and the revised edition of Odd Girl Out, visit www.rachelsimmons.com. What’s the impact of technology on teenagers socially? You can’t talk about teens, and raising teens, without talking […]

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Sexual Assualt and Online Bullying Turn Deadly for One Saratoga Teen Girl

A unesscesary tragedy occurred September 10, 2012, when 15 yr old Saratoga High School student Audrie Pott took her own life after suffering sexual assault and online humiliation at the hands of her attackers. Her parents had no knowledge of the assault on their 15-year-old daughter at the time she took her life but learned […]

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Cyberbulling: What Parents Need to Know

by Katie Luce, LMFT Site Director at Redwood High School & Jordan Middle School This article is intended to educate parents and families about a serious issue affecting adolescents known as cyberbullying. My hope is to provide information, highlight some of the emotional issues that arise from cyberbullying, and offer suggestions regarding what families can […]

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