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When Teens Abuse Parents, Shame and Secrecy Make It Hard to Seek Help

When Teens Abuse Parents, Shame and Secrecy Make It Hard to...

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Hokyoung Kim for NPR and KHN Hokyoung Kim for NPR and KHN Nothing Jenn and Jason learned in parenting class prepared them for the challenges they've faced raising a child prone to violent outbursts. The couple are parents to two siblings whom they first fostered as toddlers and later adopted. (NPR has agreed not to…
Now’s the Time to Discuss Online Sexual Predators With Your Kids

Now’s the Time to Discuss Online Sexual Predators With Your Kids

Photo: ShutterstockDo you know what Zoom-bombing is? Neither did I—until about 2 minutes ago. My 15-year-old cousin was Zoom chatting with her high school basketball teammates. It was all hoops and happiness until—boom!—they were hacked by an unknown predator and his not-so-private parts. Obviously, the girls were pretty shocked by what they’d been exposed to.…
Domestic Abuse Can Escalate In Pandemic And Continue Even If You Get Away

Domestic Abuse Can Escalate In Pandemic And Continue Even If You...

The pandemic and its economic fallout have made it harder for those who experience domestic violence to escape their abuser, say crisis teams, but the National Domestic Violence Hotline is one place to get quick help. Text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474 if speaking by phone feels too risky. Roos Koole/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Roos…
QAnon conspiracy kicked off Twitter as platform bans thousands of accounts

QAnon conspiracy kicked off Twitter as platform bans thousands of accounts

Enlarge / A cluster of Trump supporters, sporting Q-emblazoned T-shirts and the campaign's signature red MAGA hats, waiting in line to get into a rally in Tennessee in 2018. Twitter is removing thousands of accounts and tweets that support the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory from its platform, citing the movement as "coordinated harmful activity" that…

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