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Teaching Tolerance To Our Youth While we all have different values and beliefs, it is important for each of us to be tolerant and teach tolerance to our youth. Even if a person does not condone the lifestyle of another, they should respect the person and their individuality. LGBTQ+ youth, in particular, have a difficult […]

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Switter What is Switter? Switter is a (relatively) new social media site that has recently received a lot of attention.  I had never heard of this website/app until recently, so I decided to do a bit of research. Looking at the Switter app, there wasn’t much information.  It claims to be rated ‘Teen’ and that’s […]

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Is That Emoji Really Just An Emoji? I was watching a show on television recently about teens and how technology affects young people in today’s high schools.  The show included two child psychologists that were talking about cyberbullying and teens.  They began to discuss sexting and the secret emoji language that teens are using.  Now, […]

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Sextortion Have you heard about it yet?  What about sexting?  Sexting is a term that came about in the early 2000s referring to sending, receiving or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photos or images using a digital device.  Most people today know about sexting and have heard someone speak about the dangers of it.  Sextortion is […]

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As I was reading over some materials the other day, I came across this article written by the American Academy of Pediatrics and in it was some great wisdom. If you have a teenager in your life, you’ve probably done your share of worrying about the potential risks out there. Alcohol, tobacco or illicit drug […]

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