Growth in sexual violence among young people
1 in 10 young people admit to having perpetrated sexual violence.
Girl violence and the parent gap
Violence among teenage girls—towards each other, towards strangers—is a growing problem in many countries.
Family connections: who is more likely to lash out?
Over the weekend I read a new book in which the mother of three-month-old twins (born prematurely) who died from head injuries in 2006 gives her account of the circumstances surrounding their deaths.
Why can’t states ban violent video sales?
The United States Supreme Court has no doubt upset many parents with its majority decision against a California law which would have banned the sale or rental of ultra-violent video games to children (under-18s).
Reduce violence in children’s lives - turn off TV
A study of New Zealand children’s exposure to violence shows that the most common experience is watching people fighting and killing on television and other screens.
An anti-spanking proposal that does violence to logic
A Canadian (Liberal Party) senator, Celine Hervieux-Payette, is urging
the Canadian government to make spanking, even the most innocuous swat
on the backside, a criminal offence.
Protecting kids from video violence
Who knew that video games could be such a big deal? Currently the United
States Supreme Court is weighing arguments in favour of banning the
sale of graphically violent video games to minors, but the case is not
as straightforward as some of us might think.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com