Discussion Starter: Mom Shames Daughter for Racy Facebook Page
26 May 2015
In the News Denver—After discovering that her 13-year-old daughter was pretending to be 19 on Facebook and posting inappropriate photos, mom Val Starks berated the girl in a video she posted to the social-media site. “You still have a bedtime,” Starks said, making the girl..
Discussion Starter: Over-reported Outbreak Sparks Sex-Ed Controversy
18 May 2015
In the News Crane, Texas—A small town recently made headlines when a report surfaced of an STD outbreak at its high school, which uses an abstinence-only sex-ed curriculum. Although that report was later disproven, it sparked debate about what teenagers should be taught about sexuality...
Discussion Starter: Zero-Tolerance Mom Ends Son’s Melee
30 April 2015
In the News Baltimore—Amid protests that shuttered much of Baltimore this week, an unlikely figure emerged. Angered to see her 16-year-old son Michael throwing objects at police, Toya Graham confronted him while cameras rolled. “Are you for real? Really?” she screamed, while smacking him repeatedly,..
Discussion Starter: Young Workers Join Wage Protests
17 April 2015
In the News New York—Chanting “We can’t survive on $8.25” and “Fight for $15 on 4/15,” fast-food and retail workers marched this week to demand a living wage. Protests occurred in dozens of U.S. cities, with some employees walking off the job to participate. Home..
Discussion Starter: Fans Distraught Over Singer’s Departure
02 April 2015
In the News London—Upon hearing that Zayn Malik was leaving One Direction, many of the singing group’s young fans experienced profound grief, often expressing it on social media. Mental-health experts offered parents tips for helping kids cope with such intense emotions. On Facebook, Malik wrote,..