#16tovote on the 16th – April 2016

Posted by on April 19th, 2016

@YouthRights Know what time it is?!?! Time for #16tovote on the 16th!!!! Saturday edition! https://t.co/3xNU00veb5 @YouthRights For those new to the tradition, we are about to blow up Twitter with news, arguments, facts & memes about lowering the voting age! #16tovote @YouthRights Maturity and experience are neither objective nor measurable. Thus supposed lack thereof is […]

#16tovote on the 16th – February 2016

Posted by on February 18th, 2016

This month marks the sixth anniversary of #16tovote on the 16th! We missed a few months in the middle there, but the tradition is back and going strong! This last month saw bills introduced in both Jersey City, NJ and in Canada. NYRA’s own Hudson County chapter was behind the introduction of the Jersey City […]

#16tovote on the 16th – January 2016

Posted by on January 18th, 2016

Building on the success of last month’s rebirth of the #16tovote on the 16th campaign, this month’s event was the first #16toVote on the 16th of 2016. With 211 unique tweets, 177 retweets, 190 likes, we are already seeing some nice growth despite this one taking place on a Saturday during a three-day weekend. Below […]

Contest: Make Youth Rights Go Viral

Posted by on January 5th, 2013

Update: winner chosen! On social media, people love to share pictures that are interesting, funny, or make a good point quickly. An image that says something about youth rights could make a real impact if it goes viral. So NYRA is inviting youth rights activists to submit images for our meme contest. Make a graphic […]

Minnesota girl alleges school privacy invasion

Posted by on March 14th, 2012

A Minnesota middle school student, with the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union, is suing her school district over a search of her Facebook and e-mail accounts by school employees. The 12-year-old sixth grade student, identified in court documents only as R.S., was on two occasions punished for statements she made on her Facebook […]

Abusive Parents Going Viral

Posted by on February 11th, 2012

So, by now, we’ve all heard about that horrible man who made a video shooting his daughter’s laptop because… he was upset over something she said about him on Facebook. Something he only even knew about because he hacked into her account somehow, apparently. Perhaps even more disturbing than the idea this even happened is […]

‘Executing’ your teen’s laptop might feel good, but it’s a bad idea, experts say

Posted by on February 11th, 2012

February 10, 2012 – MSNBC – http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_…..xperts-say Parents angry about Facebook use now have their poster child. He’s a dad wielding a .45 pistol, who posted a YouTube video showing him firing bullets through his daughter’s laptop computer as an act of discipline. The shooter, who identifies himself as Tommy Jordan from North Carolina, has […]

On behalf of 1,020 redditors, don’t hunt down runaway teens.

Posted by on August 27th, 2011

The subscribers of r/troubledteens (727 redditors) and r/youthrights (293 redditors) could scarcely be more horrified at a post (we may have a runaway teen in our midst) making it to the front page.  Without any research as to why, an older redditor is looking to hunt down a redditor who has run away from home. […]

Underage Google Users and the 30-Cent Lies Parents Tell to Keep Their Kids Wired

Posted by on August 19th, 2011

On July 2, Alex Sutherland thought he’d hit the jackpot. The tech-savvy 10-year-old was able to log onto Google+ and set up his profile on Google’s newly minted, and still very much cachet, social network, adding his parents to his Family Circle. This is a boy who, according to a blog post by his father […]

NYRA Goes Back on CNN Tonight to Defend Privacy on Facebook

Posted by on February 16th, 2011

Mahwah, NJ Police Chief James Batelli is telling parents they need to steal their kid’s Facebook password. As he did the last time some terribly misinformed local politician got hysterical about invading youth privacy, NYRA President Jeffrey Nadel will be going on CNN’s Headline News to bring reason, common sense and actual facts into the debate. As is typically the case, those advocating infringing upon the rights of youth are lacking in all three.

NYRA’s mission centers on challenging age discrimination against young people, both in law and in attitudes and supporting the basic freedoms afforded to young Americans in the Bill of Rights.