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Fifth of 17 to 19-year-old girls self-harm or attempt suicide
"A fifth of girls aged 17-19 and one in 10 boys the same age have self-harmed or tried to kill themselves, the biggest research into young people's mental health for 13 years has found.
Experts said the figures were "deeply worrying" and raised serious questions about the damage that social media, pressures to look good, and sexual violence were doing to the mental welfare of young women in England."
The Guardian, November 22, 2018
Affidavit: Texas man arrested for plan to murder, cannibalize girl
"SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Shelby County man has been arrested after an undercover sting revealed his intent to sexually assault and murder a minor, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Alexander Nathan Barter, 21, has been arrested following his alleged communications with an undercover officer regarding his desire to participate in a crime against a minor.
The affidavit, filed in Shelby County and obtained Monday by KTRE, details the investigation that led to Barter's arrest.
The affidavit states that Barter authored a post on the dark web asking for anyone interested in allowing him to commit necrophilia and cannibalism to contact him, and gave two encrypted email addresses at which he could be reached."
KTRE9 (TX), October 22, 2018
Florida man gets 105 years in prison in 'nationwide sextortion case' for child porn
"Lucas Chansler, 31, of St. Johns County admitted he used online threats to extort pornographic images from children in August. He pleaded guilty to nine counts of producing pornography. He faced 15 to 30 years in federal prison and $250,000 in fines for every count, according to an FBI press release."
Daily News, November 16, 2014.
Socializing Securely: Using Social Networking Services
"This paper describes the possible threats and the implications of those threats as well as how to protect yourself by implementing security measures and following good practices when using social networking services."
U.S. Dept of Homeland Security CERT, February 06, 2013.
Safe Social Networking Tips
"By behaving responsibly online, kids can get the best of what the Web has to offer, plus stay safe and private."
Common Sense Media, October 17, 2011.
Experts Say Counseling, Not Boot Camps, Prevent Teen Violence
The Associated Press, October 16, 2004
Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action
Community–oriented sourcebook from the Center for Disease Control, strategies for implementing youth violence intervention.
For Troubled Teen, There's No Escape
Legal Times, October 24, 2001
Guide to Safe Schools
Joint guide from U.S. Dept. of Education and Dept. of Justice about school violence, for school personnel, parents, community members
Hatred in the Hallways
Report from Human Rights Watch on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students in U.S. schools. Released May, 2001. Includes info on coping with harassment and violence, educator inaction, role of school counselors, and legal standards.
Opposition Grows to Searches of Students
Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2001
Stuck Between Cultures, Indian Youth Struggle With Violence, Dependency, Depression
The Associated Press, April 18, 2001
Today's Victim Could Be Tomorrow's Predator
by Andrew Vachss from Parade, June 3, 1990
Young Killer's Pleas Went Unanswered
Indianapolis Star, April 26, 2001
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American Psychological Association
Information and assistance for those struggling emotionally.
Center for the Prevention of School Violence
1801 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1801
Phone: (919) 733-3338
Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, D.C. 20202
Phone: (202) 260-3954
Resources for dealing with bullying and harassment, and links to local U.K. police orgs for reporting.
Safe Schools Coalition
2124 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
Toll-free: 1-866-HF-ZONE-1 (430-6631)
Educating and advocating for schools free of bullying, harrassment, and violence based on sexual orientation.
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