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Preparing Your Teen for College: Talking About Alcohol

The teenage years are a unique time. Teens spend a lot of energy defining their identities, their peer relationships and their social roles, and they learn skills like planning for the future and understanding consequences. Not surprisingly, this is also a time when teens push limits and take risks.<p>…

California Approves Controversial 'Yes Means Yes' Consent Law For College Campuses

State lawmakers last month approved Senate Bill 967 by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they handle rape allegations. Campus sexual assault victims and women's advocacy groups delivered petitions to Brown's office on …

I'M SHMACKED: Inside The Brand That Glorifies The Worst Parts Of College Partying

The local newspaper in Syracuse, New York recently informed its readers that "the fastest-growing party brand on America's college circuit" was coming back to Syracuse University.<p>The paper noted that the brand, I'm Shmacked, made headlines last fall when it spurred a riot at the University of …

Identity Theft and College Students

Last week we talked about protecting your school-aged children from identity theft during back-to-school season. Well, did you know that identity …

Does Your College Kid Know How to Prevent Identity Theft?

It would be hard to dream up a better group for identity thieves to target than new college students. Fresh from relying on Mom and Dad to cover …

California OKs College Sex-Crimes Bill

California adopts college sex crime rule

<b>California has become the first US state to require students on state-funded campuses to have clear, active consent before all sexual activity.</b><p>Governor Jerry Brown signed the "yes means yes" bill, which advocates say will change the perception of rape.<p>The legislation stipulates that voluntary …

California adopts historic 'yes means yes' rule on sexual consent

The governor of California, Jerry Brown, has signed a bill that makes the state the first in the United States to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.<p>State lawmakers last month approved a bill by Senator Kevin de Leon, …