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When Children Are Witness to Terror
Located near the bike path where Sayfullo Saipov crashed his rental truck on Halloween were two New York City schools. Something parents don’t always think about is what would happen if something were to happen next to our children’s school? In this article from the New York Times, author Ginia Bellafante tells the story of how these schools handled Tuesday’s terror attack. Read more.
Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?
Technology, with all of its conveniences, can sometimes be invasive. With news that Mattel has scrapped its plans for it’s interactive device for children, Aristotle, over privacy concerns, NPR’s Morning Edition asks if it’s safe to have other AI devices in the home around children. Read more.
The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2017
From one teen idol to another, it can be difficult to keep track of all the stars your teen is talking about. Lucky for you, TIME Magazine has got you covered. Check out their list of the 30 Most Influential Teens in 2017, you’ll probably find a few names you recognize. Read more.
Why Halloween is especially spooky for many teens: College App Anxiety.
Was your Young Frankenstein or Wednesday Adams a little bit more ghoulish than usual this Halloween? It might have had something to do with applying to college. With the Common Application due on Nov. 1st, many teens struggled with App Anxiety. Read more.