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In our desire to keep our kids safe, we are locking some of them up.

Kids As Young As 9 Are on the Sex Offender Registry…for Life

. Southwestern Law School Professor Catherine L.Carpenter puts it bluntly in her new research paper, Throwaway Children: The Tragic Consequences of a False Narrative. “Truth be told,” she writes, “we are afraid for our children and we are afraid of our children.” Being afraid for our kids has lead us to create ever harsher sex offender […]

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Hi! I'm dead, I bummed everyone out during the Super Bowl, and I'm not even the worst Free-Range story of last year!

The 10 Worst Free-Range Kids Stories of 2015 (and the 5 best!)

. A mash-up of the most insane events proceeding from the desire to keep our precious kids safe…no matter how moronically: 1 – Mom Who Overslept While Her Son Walked to School Handcuffed, Threatened with 10 Years’ Sentence In November, Connecticut mom Maria Hasankolli overslept while her son, age 8, got himself ready for school, […]

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Doc, since you are an adult male, we can longer be friends. (Back to the Future, 1985. Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Shown from left: Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett Brown, Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly)

Back to the Future: Was Doc “Grooming” Marty?

. How can you tell when a culture is changing? When something that was once normal suddenly seems wrong. This can be good — grown African-American men no longer called “boy,” grown women at the office no longer automatically called “girl” — or it can be ominous. The story below is silly, but ominous. Our […]

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Oh my God, did I just post a photo of my child on Facebook???

Facebook Will…Wait. What?

. The Evening Standard announced that Facebook will “automatically warn parents if they share pictures of their children with the public by accident.” Thank goodness! Imagine if the public saw a photo of my child at the park! All bets are off! Here’s how Jay Parikh, Facebook’s vice president of Engineering, explained the new feature: “If […]

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Maybe the problem with calling sexting "child porn" is that we refuse to distinguish between 4 year olds and 14 year olds.

UPDATE: Teen Sexters are Not Child Pornographers

. UPDATE: Here is an email address to write to the US Sentencing Commission: public_comment@ussc.gov. . You’ve probably heard of this incident by now: 100 or possibly even more teens and pre-teens busted for sexting in Colorado. This is hardly an isolated incident. Teens. Phones. Cameras. As if we couldn’t all guess what would happen. The only […]

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I've come to suck out your rationality! Mwahhh ha ha ha ha!!!!

Halloween Blindness

. The author of this post, Sandy Rozek, is communications director for Reform Sex Offender Laws, an organization that advocates for legislation based on facts and research, and for policies that support the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of law abiding, former sex offenders into society. An open letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and DOCCS […]

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