City’s Success Academy charter schools come out in support of transgender students

The operator of the city’s largest charter school network has come out in support of transgender kids and immigrant students, as new federal policies are fill some local families with fear. In the letter sent to home to families and delivered to staffers Monday, Success Academy network founder Eva Moskowitz…


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Silence is a nasty form of bullying

It’s fitting that the week of Pink Shirt Day should kick off with a school board meeting where trustees — finally — voted to develop a policy to better educate staff and students about the LGBTQ community. Richmond was slow off the mark on this one. In fact, ours is…


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Child sex abuse royal commission hears of Catholic brothers’ secrecy culture

A secrecy culture of “don’t ask, don’t tell” could explain historical allegations of child sex abuse within a religious order, the royal commission has been told. The commission’s investigation into the response of the Catholic Church into alleged abuse heard from the De La Salle Brothers, an order which had…


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Sick paedo, 66, who targeted young girl for years caught after ‘accidentally’ uploading child abuse images to Facebook

AN EVIL paedophile’s years of abuse and horrific sex tourism was uncovered after he “accidentally” uploaded child abuse images to FACEBOOK. David Grant, 66, was picked up by cops last August and told officers he found underage girls “attractive and pretty” – but was released on bail and able to…


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Danish man charged with ordering rape of 346 children in ‘historic’ livestream sex abuse case

A 70-year-old Danish man has been charged with ordering numerous child rape and sex abuse livestreams from third-world countries, where each assault usually cost the predator no more than $40. The man, who allegedly ordered sex abuse of children, predominantly Filipino, over the internet and had them streamed to his…


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District’s social media policy questioned following NC teacher’s sex trafficking arrest

Some parents in Pender County are questioning the school system’s social media policies following the arrest of a Topsail High School track coach. Ahmad Garrison, 27, of Holly Ridge, was charged Wednesday with four additional counts of sexual activity with a student. According to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, the…


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How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexting

“Sexting sounds harmless; after all, they are not doing ‘it’” says many parents. Actually, sexting is a form of “it” – the electronic sending and receiving of photos and videos that are sexually suggestive or explicit which often contain nudity, sex acts or texted sexual messages. Sexting often starts as…


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