Category: Teens and Adults

Stay Connected With Your Teen’s Electronic Worlds – In Memory of Audrie Potts, Age 15

15-year-old Audrie Potts from Saratoga, California, took her life after expressing her despair online about being sexually assaulted and cyber-bullied. Her parents only found these messages when searching for reasons after her death. According to some estimates, teens spend half their lives online. These electronic worlds are too dangerous for our kids to live in without the knowledge and guidance of the adults who love them.

Too many times, adults don’t discover online messages about cyber-bullying, parties with heavy drinking, or warning signs of despair or violence until after something terrible has happened, when the opportunity to take protective action is gone.


Handling Panhandling So Panhandlers Won’t Handle YOU!

The first time I encountered people on the street asking for money, I was overwhelmed by a desire to help.  I was 14 years old and with my family on vacation in Mexico. At the market, a wistful girl wearing torn clothes approached me with her little hand held out and said, “Tengo hambre.” (“I […]


Combating Street Harassment

Like most women and some men, I am a veteran of street harassment. About 40 years ago, I was in my twenties traveling through Europe on my own, wearing a tie-dyed tee shirt and ragged blue jeans, treating the whole world as my friend. Although I mostly had a wonderful time, my trust was dampened […]


Road Rage – Five Tips for Staying Safe!

Simple, practical strategies for protecting yourself from Road Rage.


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