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Teen Violence

Huddling For the Right Reasons

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 03.15.2014 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

2014 is just getting started, and already there have been serious or fatal shootings in cities from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles.

The Myth of Teen Violence and Spiritual Paths

Kelley Harrell | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Kelley Harrell

How can we understand the confluence of factors behind rising crime rates involving our youth, changing sensibilities toward bullying, and violence in our society?

WATCH: Massive Teen Brawl Erupts In Astoria Park

Posted 04.19.2013 | New York

Police are searching for teens involved in a massive Queen brawl that was caught on video and uploaded to WorldStarHipHop.com. A 14-year-old girl ...

Hope in Change

Tim King | Posted 04.30.2013 | Crime
Tim King

Our changes must go beyond simple gun control; they must be thoughtful, comprehensive and persistent. Controlling the proliferation of guns is important, but supporting educational and community programs are our best bet to break the cycle of violence.

We Need More Violence on TV, Not Less

DJ Jaffe | Posted 03.15.2013 | Media
DJ Jaffe

(Note: To illustrate this article, the links are to examples of the types of imagery no longer shown in mass media. If that offends you, please do not...

Gun Control Finally on the Agenda? Beware the Agenda

Paul Raeburn | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Paul Raeburn

Guns shouldn't be in the hands of crazy people who are likely to use them to commit murder. But there are two problems with this emerging "national conversation" about guns and mental illness.

Recent Study Underscores Importance of Improving School Readiness to Address Dating Violence

Wendy Pollack | Posted 10.30.2012 | Education
Wendy Pollack

School counseling provides a unique setting for students to address their needs related to dating violence. However, our nation's high school counselors may be ill-equipped to assist students.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Judy Bolton-Fasman

If only I had heard that love is not a Pop 40 song when I was younger, I would have been spared suffering that was neither noble nor useful.

Either Way, A Devastating Death

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Tiziana Dearing

Even if you weren't aware of Phoebe Prince, the story probably seems all too familiar these days. You feel a little sick to your stomach. You are stunned by yet another horrible story of virulent, unchecked bullying. What is happening in our schools? Our neighborhoods?

Hungry for More: The Hunger Games Misses the Mark on Teen Violence

Tim King | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books
Tim King

By focusing on action at the expense of introspection, The Hunger Games misses an opportunity to teach a real lesson about cyclical violence, the role we all play in perpetuating it, and our responsibility to make the right decisions.

Boy Set On Fire By Teens, Police Say

Posted 03.06.2012 | Crime

Two teenagers allegedly attacked a 13-year-old boy and set him on fire with gasoline in what police in Missouri are investigating as a possible hate c...

Teen Dating Violence

Christine Bork | Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Let's make sure we are teaching our sons and daughters that violence in relationships is not normal, and not OK.

Teens Charged With Beating Classmate In Court

AP | Posted 03.10.2012 | Crime

OCALA, Fla. — A judge has placed seven central Fla. teens on home detention after they were charged with punching and kicking a 13-year-old girl...

North Carolina Teen Charged In Student's Dragging Death

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- A 16-year-old high school student in North Carolina is being charged with murder in the dragging death of another teenager. E...

WATCH: The Real Story About Violent Video Games

Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

We've all heard adults claim that violent video games lead to violence in kids and teens, but is this the real story? Are teens who play violent video...

Does Soda Make You More Violent?

Posted 12.25.2011 | Home

Sure, we all know that soda can make you gain weight and can cause cavities, but there could be another, more surprising reason for you to steer clear...

After School Matters To Cut Student Paychecks By 75 Percent

Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

Students in Chicago's After School Matters program, which supports student participation in after school enrichment programs by providing participants...

14-Year-Old Boy Accused In Fatal Shooting Of 15-Year-Old

Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

A 14-year-old boy has been charged in a fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy Monday afternoon in Washington Park. Steven McGee, who police originall...

Michael Phelps, Indiana Teen, Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For School Shooting

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 10.12.2011 | Education

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. — A central Indiana teenager convicted of shooting a former middle school classmate was sentenced to 30 years in prison Frida...

Michael Phelps, Indiana Teen, Found Guilty In School Shooting

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. — A central Indiana teenager who insisted for weeks that he hadn't intended to kill a former classmate admitted in court Mond...

Police Your Teens, Or Else?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

According to the latest research, unsupervised hanging out is nothing but trouble. But trouble is, what trouble? Or, compared to what? New research i...

What Good is a Month?

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marjorie Gilberg

I don't want to discount the effort it takes to get the federal government to declare a national Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. Yet I wonder, now that we have it, what good is it going to do us?

Teen Empowerment Creates Agents for Positive Change

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Suzette Standring

The regenerative power of youth can heal violence and kids just have to be empowered to do so. The Center for Teen Empowerment does just this -- giving kids a voice and hope for the future.

5 Steps To End Girl Fights And Teen Violence

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Courtney Macavinta

If you're scratching your head in disgust about the level of violence among teens--and the online "bragging rights" that follow--good. Now is not the time to get desensitized.

Chicago, Obama, the Olympics, and the Murder of Derrion Albert

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kevin Powell

Chicago does not deserve the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. What the people of Chicago deserve is a domestic Marshall Plan -- an action agenda that will, once and for all, deal with the city's problems.