According to McAfee’s, “2014 Teens and the Screen study: Exploring Online Privacy, Social Networking and Cyberbullying,” reports of cyberbullying tripled in just one year. 87% of young respondents have witnessed cyberbullying. This is a staggering increase from 27% in 2013. 52% of students have reported having experienced some form of cyberbullying. Of these, 20% exp … [Read more...] about Help for Cyberbullying
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More low-income children across the country are getting the nutrition they need to learn and thrive by participating in the School Breakfast Program according to the annual School Breakfast Scorecard, released today by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition … [Read more...] about School Breakfast on the Rise
The American Library Association (ALA) announced the 2018 winners of the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newberry and Printz awards as well as other awards for the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults. The ALA awards are recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent and help parents and educators choose the best material for youth. Here are … [Read more...] about 2018 Youth Media Awards
Like most of us, I have long pondered the meaning of love. As a young woman, I equated love with the feelings I had when reading sad love poems or being involved in tragic romantic scenarios. Now I see love as an action rather than a feeling. The action of love is well-described in this Bible verse (1 Corinthians 13:4–8a). The first two lines of this verse are featured a … [Read more...] about Do You Know: What is Love?
Highly realistic toy guns, computer and video games of mass destruction, and soldier action figures are some of the most popular items in toy stores today. Do these war and weapon toys promote violence and aggression in children? There is no longer any debate within the scientific community about the effects on children of media violence. Exposure to violent video games and … [Read more...] about What To Do About Toy Guns
Quinoa is good in any season, but I often make it with lentil soup and greens when it's cold outside. I may add some grilled salmon, but the quinoa cakes are a great main dish. Cooking with quinoa is still new to me. I've eaten quinoa as a side dish like rice, added it to salads, and had quinoa cakes at a local restaurant, but it wasn't until I made these Crispy Quinoa Cakes … [Read more...] about Crispy Quinoa Cakes