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Social networking: facts vs. emotions

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Social networking: facts vs. emotions

This was posted to the NYRA forums on January 15. It’s about time that someone thought about the power of science and did an actual statistical investigation into the risks of online social networking. The result? Social networking sites aren’t nearly as dangerous as some ...

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Gulag School Case at US Supreme Court

So I'm doing some research on Redding v. Safford (more on that later) and I see the US Supreme Court granted certiorari to another case on the same day as Redding. It looked to be about special education and who gets the bill for it. ...

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Steady Youth Rights Progress in Indiana

The Zionsville Student Rights Union continues to lead the way for youth rights in central Indiana. The ZSRU has been working with John Loflin, senior fellow of education and youth issues at the Black & Latino Policy Institute and member of the Democratic Education Consortium, ...

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Member of the Month & Earn Facebook Points

New this year, NYRA is announcing a "Member of the Month" program in association with our new Facebook Application. Every month, the member who has earned the most points on the application is named Member of the Month. This worthy member will be recognized on ...

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Southeast Florida Chapter Stands Against Youth Curfew

NYRA-Southeast Florida, one of NYRA's powerhouse chapters, is making great progress in its campaign to abolish a curfew against youth in the city of West Palm Beach. The curfew ordinance prohibits youth from being outside in the downtown area after 10 PM on weekdays and ...

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New Action Teams are a Great Way to Help NYRA

The National Youth Rights Association is proud to introduce Action Teams! This fall we asked you what barriers stood in the way of getting active in NYRA, you said clearly you wanted more information on how to help. We hear you, and in response have ...

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Are children property?

This was recently posted in the Behavior Modicification board on the forums. The post tells the story of a boy sent to a treatment program by his father without the mother's consent. Despite this being a sad story, nothing struck me as particularly surprising about ...

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Drug Control or Teen Control?

There's a disturbing pattern in the anti-drug ads appearing on TV and radio and other media. A boy is apparently traumatized after looking into his sister's room while she is smoking a joint. A 14-year-old is stealing his grandmother's prescription medications. Parents boast about how ...

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Pledge to Parent With Love & Respect, Not Like a Stalker

Social media is home to lots of horrendous things.  Unfortunately the ageist forces of anti-youth hate often find supportive audiences online.  Public shaming videos where parents...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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Protecting Adults from Stalkers

Senator Al Franken has introduced the Location Privacy Protection Act (S. 1223), which would ban spyware that sneaks onto your cell phone and tells someone else...

BY Bill Bystricky
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Mother’s Day – Youth Rights Edition

As you'll find out everywhere, today is Mother's Day. Over the years, I've made it no secret that I personally dislike Mother's Day and Father's Day,...

BY Katrina Moncure
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Abusive Parents Going Viral

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...

BY Katrina Moncure
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How Was School Today? Fine.

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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The Camera Isn’t Mine

Last Christmas, I got my mother a digital camera. She was so excited! A few days earlier, I'd gone to Best Buy, picked one out, paid...

BY Katrina Moncure
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Tracy Morgan, the Concept of Parental Ownership of Children, and the Intersection of Youth and LGBT Rights – Kathleen Nicole O’Neal

Recently, comedian Tracy Morgan has been receiving a lot of attention for a homophobic rant that took place during a live performance in Nashville, Tennessee. During...

BY Kathleen O'Neal
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Delay of Self

We talk a lot about how a great deal of anti-youth sentiment comes from the idea that those under 18 aren't so much people as they...

BY Katrina Moncure
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NYRA Goes Back on CNN Tonight to Defend Privacy on Facebook

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...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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