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Anti-Homework Rebels Gain A New Recruit: The Principal

by Winnie Hu --- 06/16/11 --- The New York Times ---

GALLOWAY, N.J. — After Donna Cushlanis’s son kept bursting into tears midway through his second-grade math problems, which one night took over an hour, she told him not to do all...

Spanking kids makes them more aggressive (Duh!)

Children who are spanked by mothers are more likely to be aggressive towards other children and adults than kids who are not, says a new study.
In the study, 38 mothers voluntarily recorded their evening interactions with their kids over six days.

In one recording, a mom spanks her...

Press Release - True Life: I'm Being Sent Away By My Parents

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...

One In Ten Parents Are Secretly Logging Into Their Kids' Facebook Accounts

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...

How To Fix Kids With Uncontrollable Aggression? More Drugs, Of Course...

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"...

People find another convenient excuse to ban kids from the internet... now it 'can damage brains'

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...

Supreme Court rules that violent video games cannot be banned

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 […]

High School Student Facing 8 Years in Prison for Prank 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 […]

Ohio College to Review Ban on Peaceful Distribution of Literature on Campus

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...

Founder of electric shock autism treatment school forced to quit

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...

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