Bullying

Bullying

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By: Ishmel Brown-Crawford Did you know that according to Dr. Michele Borba, about 160,000 students miss school every day because they believe that they will be bullied? Bullying is defined as “the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something”. This is a major problem that many children face. Today I will be addressing the issue of bullying. First, we will look into what bullying really is. Next I will explain the different types of bullying. Why do people bully? There are many reasons people bully. Most of all it makes the person feel more powerful. They feel like no one can touch them and they get to do whatever they like. Some may have stress at home with their guardians and might take their frustration out…
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Technology Dangers and Risks for Teens

Technology Dangers and Risks for Teens

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  By: Moriah Raymond Oh, technology. One of mankind’s greatest advancements. A great tool if used with caution and the right motive. But put into the hands of a careless or malicious individual, can be used for harm. Take a look at social networking sites, for instance: Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, all meant to connect friends and share information. But who are you really sharing all your personal photos, blogs, and witty statuses with? How many people on your friends list do you really know? How do you know those people aren’t sharing your information with others? I’ve looked on with chagrin as my friends accept friend requests saying “I don’t know them, but I’m going to accept them anyway.” Too much of a good thing is a bad thing, as…
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Nutrition

Nutrition

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By: Joseph Connor What is Nutrition? Nutrition is the provision of materials necessary to support life. The cells in your body need these materials in order to keep your body running efficiently and effectively. And, of course, we get these materials from the food and liquids we consume. The first part that you have to think about while dealing with nutrition is water. Your body is made of about 60 percent of water so water is a key point in nutrition. In order to keep your body well hydrated and running efficiently it is recommended to drink 8-10 glasses per day. This rule applies to a glass that contains 8 ounces of water so if you drank 8 glasses per day that would be around 1.9 liters per day. Of…
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New technology risks

New technology risks

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Electronic Security The information I’m about to provide was based on an e-mail I received a couple of weeks back.  I have not been able to confirm the information, yet, it makes sense to me that someone will use the techniques.  Therefore, consider that while the new technological advances are making our lifes easier there is always a risk that you could be putting your life and goods in jeopardy if you are not been careful. “THIS GIVES US SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT WITH ALL OUR NEW ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY. Global Positioning Systems - GPS A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that someone she knew had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to…
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Test Your First-Aid Knowledge

Test Your First-Aid Knowledge

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1. A car accident occurs in front of your school. You want to help those injured. What is the first thing that you should check for? 2. Once you determine that you may not be able to provide as much assistance as needed to an injured or ill person, what should you do? 3. Why is it important to check a victim’s Airway, Breathing and Circulation (ABCs), immediately? 4. What are some questions to ask a victim? 5. A student is having an asthma attack. He forgot his inhaler at home. Another person at the school says they have an inhaler that can be used. Should the person that’s having the attack use the other person’s inhaler? 6. Before giving a victim anything that needs to be digested (food, drink…
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Self Defense Tips

Self Defense Tips

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I. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR TRANSPORTATION A. Public Transportation (buses, taxies, subways, trains) 1. Do not fall asleep on any of the above modes of transportation; stay awake and alert at all times. 2. Do not flash valuables; jewelry, etc. 3. Keep all valuables in front of body. 4. Keep a distance from path of upcoming transportation. 5. Do not let someone stand directly behind you when waiting for transportation, they could easily push you in the path of a vehicle. 6. When waiting for transportation, try to mingle in with the crowd, a lone traveler is an easy target. 7. When carrying valuables, (pocketbooks, briefcase, camera, case, etc.) keep them close to your body. (between legs or hold them). Do not place them down on the seat. 8. Do not…
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Safety for Women

Safety for Women

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Hi, everyone! I just finished taking the most amazing self-defense class, sponsored by Shandwick, and I wanted to share some really valuable info with you before it goes out of my head. The guy who taught the class has a female friend who was attacked last year in the parking garage at Westport Plaza in St. Louis one night after work and taken to an abandoned house and raped. He started a women's group and began teaching these classes soon after. This guy is a black belt in karate and trains twice a year with Steven Segal. He and the others in this group interviewed a bunch of rapists and date rapists in prison on what they look for and here's some interesting facts: The #1 thing men look for…
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Blood and Open Wounds

Blood and Open Wounds

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People react to the sight of blood in different ways. Some may wonder if it’s serious, does it need stitches, or is it dangerous to me as the rescuer? Others feel that it is just disgusting. But that’s because they don’t understand blood. Before we can answer any of the above fears or questions, we must understand the differences of each type of bleeding. There are three types of bleeding: capillary, venous and arterial, and they have their own distinct characteristics. Capillary bleeding, the least serious, is dark red in color, and the blood usually flows slowly from the wound. Venous bleeding, where a vein has been severed or damaged, is characterized by a dark red, steady flow of blood. Arterial bleeding, the most severe of the three, is bright…
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