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10-1-2008 This Week’s Important News for Parents

Posted Oct 01 2008 4:21pm

News Brought to you by one of our fabulous teen writers: Shannon is a 16 year old from Maryland. She enjoys writing, is pro recycling, and loves the Jonas Brothers.

Video of the Week

Do not let your kids use Wikipedia for school.

1929 All Over Again? Should My Generation be Worried?

Breaking News

T.O. Police Work to Curb Teen Drinking

Keeping Pregnant Teens in School

Drinking Alcohol Before 15 Years Of Age Is Risky For Later Alcohol Problems

Young People Need Information, Access To Birth Control

Teen Kills Woman for Beer Money

Risky Behaviors On TV May Be Modeled By Inexperienced Viewers

Articles of Interest

Teens Say Dating Isn’t Dead

Cyber-Bullying: A Dark Side of the Internet

When your teen acts like a brat,don’t brat back

You Should Be Glad Your Kid’s Stupid

Energy Drinks? You’d Better Avoid Them

More Girls are Kissing Girls–Just to Try It

‘Brow Raising

Robber Flees Police by Floating Down River

Here, Kitty: Cop Expects Cat, Gets Cougar

Shannon’s Faves

Jump a Jonas Contest: Since When is Purity so Wrong?

What Type of Procrastinator Are You?

Wacky Beauty Tips that Work

Vanessa’s Faves

Love: The Child Health Guide, a new health resource for parents. The Child Health Guide is the only health resource in the world that uses live-action video of real children with real symptoms and illnesses. It helps parents better understand their child’s symptoms by allowing them to see and hear other children with similar symptoms.

There is still time to apply for the 2008 HASTAC/MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition (deadline October 15). This year they have launched a new award, the Young Innovator award, that is designed to help U.S. applicants aged 18-25 further develop and implement their most visionary ideas on how digital media and technology can further learning. Check it out here.

Thinking Forward TV is a daily (Monday-Friday), 5-15 minute video recording that connects parents with ideas and strategies for thriving during the middle school years.

Interview I did at Creating Gen Y Magic

I will be doing an awesome political event tomorrow on a panel talking to young people about issues in this election, check it out! MTV Rock the Vote will be there, I am so excited.

Book of the Week

It All Started With Pop Tarts…An Alternative Approach to Winning the Battle of Bulimia by Lori Hanson

Fun Fact

I asked my Teen Influencer group the following question this week: What is your biggest pet peeve about what your parents do? What annoys you the most and you wish they would stop?

Answer: “The biggest thing that i hate that my parents do would have to be when they see me looking at a cute guy in public and then they try and get the guys attention to embarasse me. They really annoy me though, when we’re in the car and my dad will turn the music all the way up and my mom will start sining and dancing in the car!! It drives me crazy!!!! Lol :) So that’s my parents for ya!” -Alia, 13

If you would like to submit a question or are interested in having a teen you know join the group, just email vvanpetten@rrules.com.

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10-1-2008 This Week’s Important News for Parents

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