Thursday, September 30, 2010

Deadly Intentions- When Rage and Anger Destroys Lives

Her teen cousin had it all - love, designer clothes, and fun gadgets - and she didn't.

So in a jealous rage, Tiana Browne killed the girl, stabbing 15-year-old Shannon Braithwaite more than 30 times, prosecutor Mark Hale said Wednesday in openings at a dramatic Brooklyn murder trial.

Browne's lawyer painted the now 17-year-old as a disturbed girl who had been repeatedly raped and was suffering severe post traumatic stress - not a cold calculating killer.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cyber-Bullying Causes Major Problems for Tweens and Teens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cyber-bullying may be even harder on the victims than physical beatings or name-calling, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

And unlike traditional bullies, cyber-bullies seem to be less depressed than their prey, the team at the National Institutes of Health found.

Jing Wang, Tonja Nansel and Ronald Iannotti of the NIH's National Institute of Child Health and Human Development analyzed data from an international survey from 2005/2006 that included 4,500 U.S. preteens and teens.

They were asked specifically about feelings of depression, irritability, grouchiness and ability to concentrate, and also asked specifically if they had been hit, called names, shunned or sent negative messages via computer or cell phone -- or done any of these things to other people.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010