7 July By Webmaster | mendasweed

Shining the Light on Domestic Violence

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  If you’re reading this, chances are, either you or someone you know, has been a victim of domestic violence. Defined by the United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, the definition of domestic violence is “a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner.” The Surgeon General has deemed domestic violence as the number one health concern in…
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7 July By Webmaster | mendasweed

Social Media & Teenagers – Legal Ramifications of Social Media Posts

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  If you have an adolescent, chances are, they belong to one of the numerous social media platforms. While today’s technology allows us to instantly share our thoughts, experiences, feelings, moods, and activities, not all sharing is healthy or appropriate. In fact, certain activity on social media can be punishable by law and be considered harassment. Parents: Have a Frank and Honest Discussion with your Kids about the Ramifications of their Actions on Social Media…
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5 July By Webmaster | mendasweed

Teen Nudity on Social Media: Parents, Talk to Your Children

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  Marketing moguls know that sex sells.  Any teen who has access to the internet knows that nude celebrity images go viral and take center stage.  Nude, or almost nude, Instagram posts of Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj, the Kardashians, and even males such as Justin Bieber and John Legend create an idea that nudity on social media is ok. When a teenager, who is highly influenced by peers and society more so than her parents,…
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12 February By Lisa Mendes | mendasweed

The Impact of the #MeToo Movement on Incidents of Civil Harassment

The #MeToo movement is gaining strong momentum since its inception in the fall of 2017. We’ve witnessed it in the workplace, on social media, on TV, among fellow students, and on the playing field. It is broadening awareness among adolescents, teens, and adults that sexual harassment is not to be tolerated and that victims are not to be silenced. Our history of hiding or not bringing to light sexual assault and harassment has come to…
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