Immediate Negotiation

By Vincent Guastamacchia | September 25, 2015 The criteria for eligibility into the New York City’s elite, Hostage Negotiation Team is incredibly strict. Qualities such as age, demeanor, communication as well as active listening skills all factor into the selection process. This becomes evident when you consider the fact that while there are approximately thirty


Worldwide Travel Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high


Teen Drug Slang: Dictionary For Parents

By Denise Mann | WebMD Is your teen robotripping on CCC? How would you know if you don't even know what that means? "It's very important that parents brush up on ... slang, because just like with text messaging, kids use all these abbreviations and parents don’t know what they mean. But the more they


Cyberbullying And Social Media

Cyberbullying has negative effects on victims, such as lowering self-esteem, increasing depression and producing feelings of powerlessness (Anderson, 2014). Among overweight adolescents, 61% have received mean or embarrassing posts online and 59% have received mean texts, e-mails or instant messages (Anderson, 2014). Because the National Crime Victimization Survey data is weighted to represent the entire


The Dark Side Of Social Media

By Rebecca Campbell | April 17, 2013 | CNN Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott got drunk at a party and passed out. What happened next, according to her family, was that she was sexually assaulted by multiple young men, who took photos and circulated them in their high school of more than 1,000 students. Not long afterward,


Characterizing a Marijuana-Focused Twitter Handle

By Patricia Cavazos-Rehg | June 27, 2014 | JMIR Publications Twitter is a popular social media forum for sharing personal experiences, interests, and opinions. An improved understanding of the discourse on Twitter that encourages marijuana use can be helpful for tailoring and targeting online and offline prevention messages. Objectives: The intent of the study was to assess the content


Social Media and Cyberstalking Facts

By Tarek Riman | September 11, 2013 | Seomworld As the social media used by 16% of the stalkers, there is a couple of thoughts that you should remind yourself of when on Facebook 55% of teens share information with the general public and unknowingly with people they don't know 29% of teens have exposed


Facebook Murderer Poses As Teenager

By Helen Carter | March 8, 2010 | theguardian A serial sex offender was today sentenced to life in prison after he admitted kidnapping, raping and murdering a teenager whom he ensnared using a fake profile on Facebook. Peter Chapman was told he must serve at least 35 years in prison by judge Peter Fox today,

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