Category Archives: Teen Safety

Amy’s Story

Amy Caruso was 15 years old when she first smoked marijuana. By the time she turned 17 she was using cocaine, ecstasy, and pain killers. She wrote in her diary: “I thought I could get away with just smoking pot in high school and controlling…

Ringing in the New Year!

Everyone seems to be swept up in the flurry of the holiday season and sooner than we know it 2015 will be knocking on our door! But, before that happens, we have to give this past year its proper due, right? After all we had…

Staying Safe on Campus

As winter gets closer in New England, the days become shorter and the nights become longer. This means that it gets dark as early as 4:30pm. If you are a college student there are several important safety tips to be aware of especially if you…

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Your Text Can Wait

Did you know that teenagers like us spend about 60 minutes a day on our cellphones? Yeah I know that’s a whole lot of texting, checking our Facebook page and other social media we use. But when is it the right time to put our…

Winter Safety

Winter Safety

Your safety should always be a top priority, no matter where you are or how old you are. Don’t fall into the trap of “It won’t happen to me”. As children we were taught about “stranger danger” and didn’t have to worry about much else…

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Can I Have Your Number?

A few weeks ago while I was walking through the hospital lobby, a stranger asked me for my phone number. What happened then was a combination of awkwardness, hesitation, and rejection. Some of us have probably lived through the experience of having a stranger ask…