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Choosing Safe Summer Experiences for Youth

As we enter a summer season, there is much excitement to be had for kids of all ages during these summer months. Many of us agree that it is the best time of the year, and have positive memories from summer adventures. While parents and families are seeking engaging, character building, AND fun activities for […]

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Baby Boomers are reaching the age of Maturity

Elder abuse is becoming more and more prevalent especially as the baby boomers reach the age of 65 years. As the population grows so does the instances of abuse.

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Teen Dating Violence

When we think of February, I think of love… hearts… red and pink… all things Valentine’s Day, right? Yes! But, in that mist of all things ‘relationship,’ we fail to give light to those in unhealthy and often abusive situations. As such, it’s vital to note that February serves as the designated awareness month for Teen Dating Violence and we proudly wear the color orange in..

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Monitoring Kids’ Technology Use at School

A 12-year-old girl from Deer Park was allegedly raped by a man she met online through a school-provided iPad. Rania Mankarious discusses what questions we should be asking our schools about technology used in the classroom.

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Why Your Child Should Post Like a Celebrity

Rania Mankarious encourages teens to consider posting “like a celebrity” – sharing pieces of their lives but never giving away info about their locations.

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The Hoax that’s no Joke

“‘I want to blow up the school,’ are the seven words that will cost 17-year-old Braeden McDaniel a lifetime of consequences…” Rania Mankarious discusses school threats and why hoaxes like this one are not a joke for students, parents, or the community.

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Mollie Tibbetts’ Story, Safety Tips for Joggers

Safety tips for joggers: Rania Mankarious reflects on the senseless murder of Mollie Tibbets and provides precautionary measures to take when running alone.

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Social Media and The Real Deal with your Teen

“Let’s face it, we have been routinely outsmarted by teens who are way savvier and way more determined to be online.” Rania Mankarious shares advice for parenting in the social media age.

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