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PSYCHOLOGISTS DISCOVER DELUDED PEOPLE AND RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISTS MORE LIKELY TO BELIEVE FAKE NEWS
Scientists have found an overlap between people who believe in fake news and religious fundamentalists, dogmatic people and those who harbor deluded ideas.
Georgia school reinstating paddling to punish students
A school in Hephzibah, Georgia, is drawing national attention after sending consent forms to parents informing them of a new policy of using paddling as a form of punishment for students, CBS affiliate WRDW-TV reports.
The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics (GSIC), a kindergarten-through-9th-grade charter school, is bringing back paddling — spanking a child on the behind with a wooden board — as a form of discipline. Superintendent Jody Boulineau told WRDW that about 100 parents sent back the forms, and one-third gave the school consent to paddle their child.
"In this school, we take discipline very seriously," the superintendent said. "There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn't have the problems that you have."
This Is the Face of a Girl Who Just Ordered $350 Worth of Toys From Her Mom's Amazon Account
We've all heard of kids ordering stuff from their parents' Amazon Prime accounts, but it's often just a false alarm — shipments thwarted in the nick of time. That wasn't the case for Caitlin, a cunning 6-year-old in Arizona who, after being allowed to order one Barbie doll for her birthday, asked her parents if she could log back on to the site to see when her gift would arrive.
That's when the little girl helped herself to dozens of toys, video games, and board games.
How one California county is criminalizing bad grades
A new lawsuit claims that a program meant to provide mentorship and guidance for students in Riverside County, California, is actually funneling them into the criminal justice system and violating their constitutional rights.
On July 1, the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of four plaintiffs, filed a federal lawsuit against Riverside County, as well as two leaders of the county’s probation department, over the Youth Accountability Team program. The program, run by the Riverside County Probation Department, counsels local “at risk” youth and administers a six-month supervision period, intended to divert them from criminal activity.
But the lawsuit alleges that the program, aimed at 12- to 17-year-old students “purportedly displaying pre-delinquent and delinquent behavior,” fails to adequately inform families why students, who are closely monitored and are subject to searches, are put on what amounts to a less formal form of criminal probation beyond any punishment they would face in school. Often, the probationary period would be prompted by actions that aren’t actual crimes, like talking back to teachers, earning poor grades, being late to class, or “pulling the race card.”
This Teacher Went on a Rant About Parents' "Bizarrely Lenient Attitude," and Well, She's Not Wrong
Erin Axson, a middle school teacher and mom of three from South Carolina, admits that by the end of the year, she felt completely exhausted. And although she's aware that having three kiddos and a demanding job is a solid recipe for burnout, she's certain that's not the crux of the issue. In a now-viral Facebook post, Erin explained exactly why she's dog-tired — and parents might not like the reason.
"This school year has left me feeling depleted, defeated, and unsure of my place in my little corner of the world. Rather than throw in the towel, I thought I'd do some digging and try to get to the bottom of my feelings," she said. "I was surprised by my findings, and what initially provided me some twisted form of comfort — knowing I wasn't the only teacher feeling this way quickly turned into fear for our society's future."
These ‘harmless’ signs could mean your kids are spoiled brats
Passenger gets unruly after demanding drinks
An American Airlines passenger became unruly after being denied more drinks on a flight from St. Croix to Miami. CNN's George Howell has the details.
How tax breaks help the rich
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to give the US tax code its biggest overhaul in 30 years. Trump says their goal is “to make the tax code simpler and more fair for everyday Americans.”
But their plan would keep three tax breaks that benefit the wealthiest Americans: the mortgage interest deduction, the charitable deduction, and the preferred rate for capital gains.
These tax breaks are incredibly expensive. Each year, the mortgage interest and charitable deductions cost the US Treasury $100 billion and $70 billion, respectively. That’s more than we spend on Head Start, the federally funded preschool program, and on Pell Grants for low-income students to go to college.
Senate tax bill strips NFL, other sports leagues from tax-exempt status
Americans have always hit their kids. Now, the majority of research says it’s time to stop.
In the U.S., more than 160,000 school children were beaten with a paddle during the 2013-2014 academic year. It was 50% more likely to happen to black children or kids with disabilities. Nineteen states still allow physical punishment in schools and, in 2012, more than 70% of Americans agreed that it is sometimes necessary to give a child a “good, hard spanking.” The United States is the only country in the United Nations that hasn’t ratified the 1989 U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Why? Probably because Article 19 says that children must be protected from “all forms of physical or mental violence.”
Research says it needs to stop.
The truth is, Americans are very much in favor of spanking. That’s despite decades of strong evidence that it puts kids at risk for serious psychological and developmental issues, and with no real silver lining.
Why Restaurants Are Banning Kids
On Tuesday, a Tampa Bay craft beer bar and pizzeria stuck a controversial sign on its doors. It read: "NO CHILDREN."
No, the owners of Hampton Station were not advertising their love of the classic Mountain Goats song; rather, they were implementing an informal kids ban. The backlash was extraordinary, reports WKRG.
"I definitely think that sales are gonna take a dip,” Hampton Station owner Troy Taylor told WKRG. "We had an incident last week where some kids were endangering themselves and others. I haven’t got much sleep the past four or five days really, because of this. ‘Cause this is my livelihood."
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41% of U.S. adults have been harassed online
Cyberbullying continues to be a major problem. In fact, four in ten U.S. adults say they've been harassed online.
According to a new study from the Pew Research Center, online abuse is as rampant as ever, despite efforts by major tech companies like Facebook and Twitter to cut back on trolling and bullying.
The study, which was conducted among 4,248 U.S. adults, revealed name calling and embarrassment as the most common forms of online harassment.
Among those who've been harassed, about 18% of U.S. adults said they have been the target of severe behaviors such as physical threats, stalking and sexual harassment. About 66% said they witnessed harassing behavior online -- not surprising since much of the bad conduct occurs on public social media platforms.
Bullies use a small but powerful weapon to torment allergic kids: Peanuts
They thought it would be funny: During lunch, the boys threw peanuts at a fellow student with severe food allergies. The Los Angeles area fifth-grader was so sensitive to nuts that exposure might send him to the emergency room.
He said: “No, stop. That could kill me.” When he turned away to talk to a friend, one of the boys stashed peanuts in the container that held his lunch. Seeing the nasty trick, the allergic boy’s friends quickly grabbed the container and threw it away, possibly saving their friend from a terrible accident.
This incident from 2015 appeared on a website for families dealing with food allergies. The mother of the bullied boy was interviewed for this story but spoke on the condition of anonymity because of privacy concerns.
California high school students use blackface and lynching graphic to propose to prom dates
Los Gatos High School in California is under fire after details of two racist prom proposals surfaced on social media.
One student proposed to his date wearing blackface, and another used a drawing depicting lynching to ask his date if she wanted to “be like a N****r and hang at prom,” NBC Bay Area reported.
The school responded to the controversial “promposals” with a statement and letter to parents.
“No communication about any school event should denigrate another person or group for any reason,” the statement said. “We are aware of two prom asks this spring that have been of a racist nature and want this choice of behavior never to recur.”
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Video Shows North Carolina Teacher Comparing Student To A Slave
“Did I call you a n****r?” the teacher is heard saying.
A North Carolina middle school teacher was seen comparing his student to a slave in a Snapchat video last week.
In the video, which was posted to the social network Wednesday, the teacher is shown yelling at a seventh-grader in an Apex Middle School classroom.
The student, who according to CBS News prefers not to be identified, told ABC 11 Eyewitness News that the teacher was upset that he and another student began laughing at a kid who was dancing.
“Did I call you a n*****?” the teacher, whose name is not being released by the school, can be heard saying. “No, I said you are being controlled, by kids. That is exactly what happened to the slaves. They were controlled by their owners, you’re letting him control you and you’re the one who’s getting in trouble.”
Why parents fear technology is making kids fat, dumb and mean
Parents have a lot of responsibility. Mainly, keep the kid alive. Next, try to raise a decent human being.
And the messages about media and tech start almost from the moment they're born: TV will rot your kid's brain! Video games are evil! Kids don't know how to have conversations anymore!
It all boils down to the idea that too much media and tech will ruin your kid -- or make them fat, dumb, and mean.
But obviously that's an oversimplification. The truth is more complicated -- and a lot less scary.
Here we break down the scariest media and tech rumors and give you some solid research and simple, no-stress advice.
California elementary school bans TAG because it is 'too rough': Students now face punishment if they are caught playing the game
In elementary one school, no one will be 'it' because the age old game of tag has been banned.
Gold Ridge Elementary in Folsom, California sent a note home to some parents banning the game of tag in the school's playground during recess.
'I don’t personally agree with it,' parent Sam Hammer, who has two children at Gold Ridge told CBS 13. 'It’s something we all did as kids and I never seen any harm come from it.'
'In this case, kids were getting too rough…so the school told them to stop playing those games…It's not uncommon for a school to enact specific recess rules to address specific behavior problems,' Folsom Cordova Unified School District and Spokesperson Daniel Thigpen told the outlet.