Health

Children Dangerously Flirting Online

Children Dangerously Flirting Online

The access to online sites that promote innocent Flirting is drawing attention by law enforcement because of the growing incidents of rapes on minor boys and girls. This is scary as a parent and elementary school teacher. I present at workshops and seminars hoping to teach youth the dangers of online content and the
dangers of making unseen friendships.

Sites entice and encourage young girls and boys to flirt, but it is being found that older men are enticing young girls and even boys to meet face to face with dangerous results.

Parents Beware of Cyber Sexing of Children

 Parents should be concerned with their children’s online activities this summer while school is out; especially when they are alone or with friends surfing the web on Social Media sites. I’m concerned as a teacher when I hear boys and girlsin elementary school talking about their Facebookfriends and the discussions they have online while chatting,sharing information, pictures and videos. Their chats range from events at school to communityhappenings, family situations and interacting with theironline and offline friends. The disturbing part is hearing10,11, 12, 13 year old boys and girls not even old enoughto drive talk about adult content, using profanity andsexual situations. 

JU legend Artis Gilmore helps host arts camp for foster children

JU legend Artis Gilmore helps host arts camp for foster children

From the Florida Department of Children & Families:

Family Support Services of North Florida, the Florida Department of Children and Families and Jacksonville University are teaming with legendary JU basketball player Artis Gilmore for a “Camp for Champions” for foster children.

Man Up for Health Summit

Man Up for Health Summit

Web site: http://manupforhealth.eventbrite.com/

A Summit for Boys & Men that encourages healthy lifestyles and healthy choices in diet, sexual relationships,
drug use and exercise. The Healthy Jacksonville Men’s Health Coalition, Inc, will present a program that recognizes the health disparities of men and boys as they mature.

44 percent of workers have gained weight on the job

44 percent of workers have gained weight on the job

 

It’s happened to most of us, especially desk-bound workers. We’re at work and feeling as if we’ve been snacking all day. A handful of candy here and a bag of chips there doesn’t seem like a lot, but it adds up, especially when it comes to the numbers on the scale.

Free swimming lessons offered to Duval County children

 

Jacksonville, Fla. – Free swim lessons offered for children are available again this year for families who qualify based on financial need. 

Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating and Violence Summit
http://nefhealthystart.org/rep-mia-jones-holding-teen-dating-violence-su...

This is a longer than normal blog, but the subject is very important and a Life and Death issue. The Prom season and summer months there is increased dating by teens. Parents should be talking to their teens about Dating Safety both young men and women. Women particularly because of the increased violence and deaths of young women in our community.