As violence spikes, CPS taking need to provide activities for students ‘very seriously’ — and says teens shouldn’t get all the blame | #socialmedia | #children

As debate rages over Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new, restrictive policies for teenagers this summer in response to a weekend shooting at Millennium Park that left a Chicago Public Schools student dead, district leaders said they’re focused on connecting kids with safe spaces and engaging programming. The schools officials said students…

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Don’t Let Fears of Teen Vaping Slow Push to Get Older Smokers to Switch – InsideSources | #socialmedia | #children

An enhanced focus on mental health among the nation’s adolescents may provide inroads to stemming vaping among youths, according to mental health professionals at a summit on electronic cigarettes in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. Participants ranged from representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to vape shop owners. A significant…

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