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Since when are kids allowed to walk outside?

Mom Arrested for Letting 9 and 3 y.o. Walk to McDonald’s

. A South Carolina mom who let her 9-year-old nephew walk her 3-year-old son to the McDonald’s less than a quarter mile away has been — I’m sure you can finish this sentence in your sleep by now — arrested and charged with child neglect. . The reason? According to WSPA News 7: .  The […]

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I hope someone arrested their mom! Where IS she? And why did she let a stranger take their picture???)

Mom Charged with Neglect for Making Her Kids Walk to School

. Free country? Not if you think your kids are old enough to walk to school AND learn a lesson. A Tennessee mom, Lisa Marie Palmer, learned this the hard way, after she made her kids walk to school when they missed the bus. Wait a minute — she made her kids WALK? Outside? To […]

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Shall we send these folks to prison?

From Consensual Teen Sex to Solitary Confinement. Plus: An Explanation of the “Peter-Meter”

. This week’s New Yorker contains possibly the most devastating article I’ve ever read: Sarah Stillman‘s, “The List,” subtitled, “When juveniles are found guilty of sexual misconduct, the sex-offender registry can be a life sentence.” Stillman  calmly details just how shocking and sadistic our sex offender laws are, from arresting tweens who played doctor, to […]

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I wouldn't do that if I were you! (But I'm not. And you're going to do it anyway, so I will ask the gov't not to act as if you are a child victim or a child pornographer.)

Another Day, Another Sexting “Scandal”

. The latest sexting scandal comes to us from Peters (ha ha!) Middle School outside of Pittsburgh, where police are examining kids’ cell phones for nude photos. Why. Like really: Why? It sounds like a giant swath of middle school kids and teens have naked pictures of themselves and others on their phones. Investigating these as […]

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