To reduce the number of child identity theft cases, it's important for parents to get in the know. Here are a few tips for parents to help prevent child identity theft from occurring.
With millions of students returning to schools across the country over the coming weeks, dedicated educators and concerned parents must work together to find a solution to the U.S. bullying epidemic in order to establish safe learning environments for all students.
Confrontation is still confrontation, even if met through the glass of a computer screen. After all, that screen is the only thing separating the trolls from my thin skin.
We all know bullying harms students. But, is it possible that efforts to prevent or end bullying could also deny students' educational rights, particularly their right to be included?
When I was in middle school I was bullied for being gay. Just like in the film, kids called me names, left me out and made me want to run away -- I was missing two or three days of school a week.
Placing LGBTQ students in a "risk" category -- positions the group of students identifying as LGBTQ as a potential "problem" for the school that requires a solution, rather than as a group of students bringing untapped assets and strengths into the school community.
On a recent Saturday morning, while walking my dog down a quiet, tree-lined street in my Manhattan neighborhood, I heard a loogie being hocked. I thought nothing of it -- until a mixture of saliva and snot landed directly in front of my pooch's paws.
Growing up in the small town of Prairie Village, Kansas, I always knew I was unique. Instead of playing T-ball, I wanted to be in dance class. Instead of playing at recess, I was designing costumes for my future "Sold Out World Tour."
Social aggression is alive and well in the magazines we read, the television we watch and the blogs we follow. And our own vicarious participation may unwittingly send girls the very message that we are trying to silence.
I am all for using social media to enhance our children's lives and I love the idea of establishing relationships with colleges early. I am just not convinced this is the right vehicle to do it.
Like me, many teens feel isolated and alone when coming to terms with their sexuality and often can't tell their parents for one reason or another. But this unfortunate reality places our teachers in an even more vital role in our children's lives.
What happens when your child has been abducted by a predator and you don't know who the predator is or where to look?
When you act from a place of kindness, you act from a place of confidence and I believe when you stand up for what you believe in, when you act from a place of love and kindness, those teachers, those mean girls, those negative role models will just fall to the wayside.
Knowledge is power, and you'll rest easier if you find out about these topics before the school year starts.
I'm not talking about drugs, porn, sex or anything of the sort -- this can all be discussed and handled. The greatest dangers lurk in the idle activities children engage in while reaching out to peers stemming from the need to connect.
In a dignitarian society, no one is taken for a nobody. Acting superior -- putting others down -- is regarded as pompous and self-aggrandizing. Rankism, in all its guises, is uncool.