A growing body of evidence has shown that the American education and criminal-justice systems dole out harsher and more frequent discipline to black youth compared with their non-black peers. Researchers built in part on a report that concluded black boys are wrongly perceived as older than their actual age and are more likely to be viewed as guilty when they are suspected of a crime. The study surveyed adults from different racial, ethnic, and educational backgrounds, and from different regions of the country.
The other day some guys and I were discussing the "innocent girl" versus the "bad girl. It's important to own whatever mojo you have, because we do pay attention to that overall aura you're giving off. And sometimes we go for the opposite of what we went for in the past — but we definitely bucket women into innocent or bad.
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Like many other "Game of Thrones" fans, including my colleague Rachel Leahmy initial reaction to last Sunday's sex scene involving Arya Stark was initially one of shock that the show was, you know, going there. Oh sure, I expected some flirting and some light making out between Arya and her long-time crush Gendry. But I did not, like many viewers, expect young Arya to get after it like she did, aggressively seducing Gendry and stripping down naked in front of the camera, albeit in a shot that was surprisingly tasteful for a show that has been infamous in the past for sexploitation. My mind sprung through all the rationalizations to justify my discomfort: I don't know if she's old enough!
Looks can be deceiving, especially when it comes to young stars. Over the years, we've learned that some of the sweetest, most innocent-seeming celebs turn out to be the wildest kids on the block. Keep clicking to see who's not as virtuous as they appear.
But when teenagers send each other semi-nude or nude pictures, they violate laws against transmitting child pornography. When sexting gets out of hand, it can have dire and long-lasting consequences. Within 24 hours, it was everywhere.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Black girls are subjected to more "adultification" by adults, the Georgetown study found. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
By Esra Gurkan For Mailonline. You should always make sure you check your photographs before you upload them on to the Internet. There might be something lurking in the background that you hadn't quite noticed beforehand.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the "birds and bees" talk will be one of the most uncomfortable conversations you'll ever have with your child -- but it will also be one of the most important. If you're stuck on where to start, it might be worth taking a "card" from one seventh grade teacher, whose strategy to encourage young students to ask honest questions about sex went viral this week. According to Mashablethe teacher placed a box in the classroom where students could submit anonymous questions on flash cards. The Tumblr has since been taken down, but images of the index cards were quickly picked up elsewhere on the Internet, forever reminding us of just how awkward the middle school years can be.