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Kids and Guns

What Does it Mean to Be a Kid in the Digital Age?

Hippo Reads | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Hippo Reads

Is social media ruining our kids? How much internet activity is too much? What do FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), sexting, and selfies mean for teens?

With More Kids Playing at Home During Summer, Gun Safety Must Be a Top Priority

John Feinblatt | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
John Feinblatt

Seventy percent of kids under age 10 knew where their parents stored their guns, even when they were hidden. When curious kids and their siblings or friends find those guns, the results can be tragic.

Asking Saves Kids

Daniel Gross | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Daniel Gross

This isn't a gun issue. It's a responsibility issue. Thousands of tragedies, in homes across our country, could be prevented if parents and others had more responsible attitudes and behaviors about the real risks of guns in the home.

This Hidden Camera Experiment Showing Kids Interacting With Guns Is Frightening

Posted 01.28.2014 | Parents

While gun owners may feel more secure in protecting their families, their feelings might not be validated. According to a Yale University study, on...

Little Boys: Doves vs. Dynamite

Tarja Parssinen | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Tarja Parssinen

Let's face it, mainly I'm fighting the judgement I feel from others. The visceral reaction when my son says the word "gun" at a playground, the recoiling at aggressive play, the intense discomfort at young boys engaging in the play of good vs. bad. It is the hypersensitivity of today's world pitted against the nature of little boys.

3-Year-Old Dead After Accidental Gunshot To Head

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime

A 3-year-old Colorado boy has died after what authorities say was "an accidental gunshot wound to the head." Police in Frederick, Colo., a town abo...

Shining a Light in Times Square

Carmen Pelaez | Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts
Carmen Pelaez

Times Square on a Friday night. Geandy Pavón had chosen his spot to start a conversation about America's short sighted obsession with guns: the exterior of the Best Buy theater on the corner of 44th & 8th Avenue.

Katherine Bindley

An App To Screen For Guns On Facebook | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

EyeGuardian started out as an app to help parents detect suspicious activity -- such as potential cyberbullying and inappropriate photos -- on their c...

(Toy) Gun Control

Shawn Bean | Posted 04.17.2013 | Parents
Shawn Bean

Last Saturday, I enacted a new Draconian gun control law at home: I confiscated every toy gun and weapon in our home.

Why Gun Play Is Still OK

Heather Shumaker | Posted 09.29.2012 | Parents
Heather Shumaker

I'm a mom. But I'm also the author of a parenting book; one that actively supports weapon and guy play for young kids. Where does that put my thoughts now?

Too Many Victims of Gun Violence: Light a Candle on Jan. 8

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 02.19.2012 | Impact
Dennis A. Henigan

It is now almost one year since Tucson and the nation were traumatized by a gunman outside a Safeway. Six dead and thirteen wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, whose courageous steps toward recovery inspire us all. Yet the gunfire continues, in communities across our nation.

NRA's "Eddie Eagle" Doesn't Fly or Protect

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

By promoting Eddie Eagle as its answer to gun safety, the NRA places the burden on children to stay away from guns. Why does the NRA continue to stand in the way of adult education and child safety laws that could stem the carnage?

TV: Sex, Guns, and Frito-Lays

Michelle Howard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Howard

I’m not going to tell you to kill your television. I’m a pacifist. But how about a little habit changing? Just push that little button on your remote that says “off.”

Clear and Present Danger

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

Why is an 8-year old child allowed into a gun show in the first place? Why is a little boy encouraged and allowed to test-shoot an Uzi sub-machine gun, or any gun for that matter?

Eternity Isn't Forever

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

As I think about the thousands of youthful victims of gun violence, I'm concerned that we're not hearing enough from the candidates for public office at all levels about what they will do to protect our children.

John McCain is America's Crazy Uncle

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

Most American families have a funny old uncle. Someone who is amusing and affable from a distance, but with whom you never ever talk politics, especia...

Back to School Stealing

Jessica Olien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Olien

In elementary school, on the first day of every school year, my class was shown a video about being a "latchkey kid." Little Billy or Tony -- or whate...