Last week, Instagram introduced a filter that will alert a user, via artificial intelligence, that their post may contain ‘bullying’ type words and give the opportunity to cancel their submission. A good first step in the fight against cyberbullying. However, a very small percentage of those who do this use the Instagram social platform to … Continue reading Its Bully Awareness Month, WTF do we do?
Really, dating is the biggest damn problem in schools. Never mind test scores, mental illness, teen suicide rates skyrocketing. If we stop kids from dating, we will be just fine. What a crock. But one Indiana school thinks this is the big crisis. They tried to ban fifth graders from dating. Teachers sent a letter … Continue reading Sorry kids, dating will ruin your learning
Does raising taxes on soda and sugar drinks make a difference in fighting related diseases like obesity and diabetes. The upper and middle-class people who like their Pepsi or Coke will not care to pay 50 cents more for their fix. If current trends continue, as many as 1-in-3 U.S. adults could be diagnosed with … Continue reading My life is worth 37 cents.
Well, a few weeks ago, I wrote about how kids were being punished for not be up to date on their lunch accounts. They were getting peanut butter and jelly, tuna fish or fruit and vegetables. I pointed out how my former school was serving lunches beyond unhealthy. We are talking fried corn dog nuggets, … Continue reading Yes, that is poo on your school lunch tray.
I already did a blog about teen suicide. But something happened today to entice me to do a ‘follow-up’. A little background here. Arizona, my home state, leads the nation in suicides of children between the ages of 10 to 14 years old. The state also ranks 13th in the nation in teen suicides between … Continue reading What happens when teachers get overloaded?
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This Tuesday, September 10, is World Suicide Awareness Day. I would like to augment my last blog about teen mental health with the alarming rates about how teens are taking their lives and by what means. I direct you to the following article from the Daily Voice entitled ‘The … Continue reading Suicind rates are skyrocketing.