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How I Spy On My Kids Online

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

I've seen kids spend all day gaming, texting, posting photos of their shoes to Instagram and then commenting online how cool they are -- all the while sitting three feet from each other. At some level, it's harmless fun -- just the new toy that this generation plays with. Except for when it's not.

'Beyond Scared Straight': Mom's Paralysis Sends Teen Into Downward Spiral

Posted 10.05.2012 | TV

After a car accident left her mother paralyzed, 15-year-old Summer descended into a world of chaos that left her mother stunned. She was having sex wi...

Find Out If This Teen Can Handle Jail Time On 'Beyond Scared Straight'

Posted 03.21.2012 | TV

On the Season 2 finale of "Beyond Scared Straight" (Thu., 10 p.m. EST on A&E) 15 year-old Barry took a trip to Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Virginia...

Watching Mom Plan Your Funeral On 'Beyond Scared Straight'

Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

Sometimes trying to scare sense into juvenile delinquents by taking them to prison isn't enough. On "Beyond Scared Straight" (Thu., 10 p.m. EST on A&E...

Inmate Threatens Camera Crew On 'Beyond Scared Straight'

Posted 02.28.2012 | TV

Prison is a tough place and it can breed tough people. Lashonda, who is for 10 years on a check fraud charge, is full of spit and vinegar. But at the ...

Frightening Kool-Aid Kiss On 'Beyond Scared Straight'

Posted 02.15.2012 | TV

One inmate on "Beyond Scared Straight" (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on A&E) took a rather unique approach to trying to "scare" the delinquent teens who came in. ...

Less Scared Straight, More 'Talk Therapy'

Mychal Denzel Smith | Posted 11.07.2011 | Black Voices
Mychal Denzel Smith

We may get a kick out of seeing these kids be punked by inmates, but anyone that actually wanted to see many of these kids turn their lives around should be suggesting that they get therapy instead.