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July 21, 2011:

Press Release - True Life: I'm Being Sent Away By My Parents (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 2:39 PM

MTV is set to air a new episode for their documentary show True Life. "True Life: I'm Being Sent Away by My Parents" will follow young teens whose parents have decided to send them to alternative placements to programs that claim to help get their lives under control. Although the episode has not...

July 20, 2011:

One In Ten Parents Are Secretly Logging Into Their Kids' Facebook Accounts (2 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 6:27 PM

Forget cybercriminals or data-collecting advertisers. If you’re a teen, the most likely privacy threat to your Facebook account is probably your mother.

Privacy-focused firm Truste, which certifies websites’ security, posted the results of a survey Monday of more than a thousand parents whose...

July 19, 2011:

How To Fix Kids With Uncontrollable Aggression? More Drugs, Of Course... (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 5:36 AM

By Amy Rothman Schonfeld, PhD
WebMD Health News

April 4, 2000 (New York) -- After seven weeks of treatment with Risperdal (risperidone), a relatively new drug usually used to treat schizophrenia, both doctors and parents noticed that the aggressive behavior of children with "conduct disorder"...

July 18, 2011:

People find another convenient excuse to ban kids from the internet... now it 'can damage brains' (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 5:02 AM

Excessive internet use may cause parts of teenagers’ brains to waste away, a study reveals.

Scientists discovered signs of atrophy of grey matter in the brains of heavy internet users that grew worse over time.

This could affect their concentration and memory, as well as their ability to make...

June 28, 2011:

Supreme Court rules that violent video games cannot be banned (2 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 1:52 PM

From the NYRA mailing list: One of the most important campaigns NYRA has undertaken this year has finally ended. And ended the right way - in victory. Today the US Supreme Court ruled that young people have a right to free speech that extends even to violent video games. States, such as California, cannot ban […]

June 26, 2011:

High School Student Facing 8 Years in Prison for Prank (3 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 5:55 AM

WGRZ.com is reporting that a prank has gone horribly wrong for 18-year-old Tyell Morton. The high school senior, who reportedly has never been in trouble before, was arrested last week after school surveillance cameras captured a picture of a man dressed in a hooded sweatshirt and wearing latex gloves, concealing a package and leaving without […]

June 9, 2011:

Ohio College to Review Ban on Peaceful Distribution of Literature on Campus (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 9:54 PM

Ohio College to Review Ban on Peaceful Distribution of Literature on Campus
May 23, 2011
by Adam Kissel

Ohio's Sinclair Community College (SCC) has announced that it will review an unconstitutional policy that prohibits all distribution of literature on campus by individual students. SCC...

June 8, 2011:

Founder of electric shock autism treatment school forced to quit (5 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 11:35 PM

The founder of a controversial school that treats severely autistic and emotionally disturbed children by shocking them into submission with the use of electrodes has been forced to quit the institution and serve five years' probation.

Matthew Israel, a Harvard-trained psychologist, has created...

More schools are rethinking zero-tolerance (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 10:52 PM

by Donna St. George --- 06/01/11 --- The Washington Post --- http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/more-schools-are-rethinking-zero-tolerance/2011/05/26/AGSIKmGH_story.html

Nearly two decades after a zero-tolerance culture took hold in American schools, a growing number of educators and...

Huge phalluses embarrass Kiwi school (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 10:59 AM

Crop circles might be known for their beauty and paranormal allure, but the giant phalluses etched into the field of a New Zealand high school hold no such mystique. Fairfield College, in the North Island town of Hamilton, has been snapped by satellite cameras with six huge penises burnt into the grass. The x-rated image, […]

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