Teens Report Onslaught of Bullying During Divisive Election

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In a survey of 50,000 teens, some 70 percent reported abusive behavior across months of a notably angry presidential campaign. by A.C. Thompson ProPublica, Jan. 24, 2017 A new national survey of more than 50,000 teens charts a surge in abusive and hateful behavior among young people since the beginning of the presidential election campaign. “Our biggest takeaway was that 70 percent of all respondents had witnessed bullying, hate speech or harassment since the 2016 election,” said Allison Turner, assistant press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, a prominent LGBT advocacy group that conducted the survey. HRC polled a large,…

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Are Your Kids KPCing You? Texting Terms Every Parent Should Know

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Are your kids trying to KPC or "Keeping Parents Clueless" when it comes to texting?  Obviously texting, spelling and grammar are at odds these days but even parents who are vigilant in monitoring their children's texting habit may be unaware of just exactly what their kids are up to or into. Here’s a list of more than 135 commonly used terms that every parent should know: 8            it means ate, can also refer to oral sex #-)         Exhausted, partied all night %*}      Inebriated %\         Hangover ?^         …

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Arts Just as Crucial as Math and Science, Say Education Experts

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(StatePoint) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- known collectively as STEM -- has been the buzz phrase for educators for some time. But, with many school districts eliminating art, music and other humanities classes, there has been a recent push by educators to change the focus from STEM to STEAM, and add arts back into the mix for a more well-rounded education. “Many experts agree that STEAM education is a great way to engage children of all ages in creative play, discovery and learning,” says Dr. Eric Klopfer, Platform Learning Expert and member of the Expert Panel at VTech, a…

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The Attorney General And New York City Department Of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Julie Menin Offer Tips To Avoid Hazardous Toys And About Charitable Donations, Online Shopping, And Gift Cards  NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today issued a letter to retailers across New York State reminding them of their legal obligation to ensure the safety of children’s products ahead of the holiday shopping season. The letter focuses on toys that contain toxic chemicals that present risks to human health. The Attorney General and DCA Commissioner Julie Menin also offered tips for consumers to avoid hazardous toys as well…

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Following Basic Tips Can Help Avoid Unscrupulous Contractors And Ensure Quality Work ALBANY- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert offering tips for New Yorkers to avoid falling victim to unscrupulous snow removal contractors as winter approaches. By following several basic tips when hiring a contractor, consumers can help ensure quality work and avoid falling victim to scams. “Snow removal is an essential part of everyday life for many New Yorkers during the winter months, and taking basic precautions now can help ensure quality work and avoid problems later,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “As snow begins to…

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Basic Steps Can Help Keep Bills In Check While Protecting Families NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced tips for New Yorkers to help reduce heating costs as temperatures begin to drop. Many New York families face the dual challenge of harsh temperatures and the expense of heating bills but there are ways to reduce costs and obtain assistance, if needed.“For many New Yorkers, falling temperatures present the difficult challenge of keeping their family safe while shouldering the burden of heating bills,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “A few simple steps can help save money while keeping the…

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