The teen years are a time of rapid growth, exploration, and risk taking. Taking risks provides young people the opportunity to test their skills and abilities and discover who they are. But, some risks—can have harmful and long-lasting effects on
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RESPONDING AS A BYSTANDER What’s worse than being targeted with harassment because of your race, sex, religion, color, gender, size, orientation, disability, age, or origin? Being targeted while surrounded by bystanders who see what is happening, but then do nothing.
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If you are searching for community service ideas for kids, you may be hoping to help them: 1) Meet school or scouting service requirements; 2) Build positive resumes for college; and/or 3) Develop into more empathetic and caring young people.
My first taste of racism occurred in kindergarten, where my classmates barred me from drinking out of the water fountains. When I was in fourth grade, a sixth grader in the neighborhood took her rage out on me, called me
Today’s teens have grown up connected to the Internet, and they practically live on social media. This makes them experts on how to behave online, right? Wrong. While young people might understand how to use the latest apps and online games,
Many adults still hold negative stereotypes about the perceptions and capabilities of teenagers. As these stories of activist youth have shown, teenagers and young adults have acute perception and immense capabilities. How, then, can adults tap into youth’s energy, passion,
After college, psychologist Michael Reichert worked as a counselor at family court, helping make recommendations for the many teenage boys caught up in delinquent acts like stealing, fighting, and running away from home. When reading through police and school reports,