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“The Ones Left Behind” by Juan Rubiano

juan-rubianoI’m a 17 year old high school student, currently a senior. I don’t think my life has been that difficult, but it’s definitely not been perfect.

I was born in Cali, Colombia. My mother left my father when I was young to go to the United States in search of a better life for me. Adapting to the schools and language wasn’t as hard as expected. Soon I had a stepfather who became a big part of my life and then a younger brother who is fun to bother

Growing up, I had many […]

5 Things Teens Do Not Know About Sexting But Should

To many of teens, sending sexually explicit content is viewed as a normal way to interact with their peers. They do not see anything wrong with it, especially if they believe that “everyone is doing it.” Meanwhile, other teens engage in sexting because they see it as a joke or because they feel pressured to do so.

In fact, research shows that as many as half of all teens engage in sexting prior to age 18.
But many teens do not realize that sexting has serious consequences. Here are five major dangers of sexting. Be sure your teen is aware of the […]

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