Enjoy our roundup of stories that piqued our interest this week.

This week we tackle the following:

  • 5 Most Popular Ways to Consume Cannabis - Parents need to stay informed on the ever increasing forms of marijuana.
  • Underage drinking unsafe, unhealthy and unacceptable - It's always been illegal. We don't always discuss the adverse effects on our teens.
  • Yearbooks are Forever - There were many teachable moments from the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Count confirmation hearings.
  • The best protection against identity theft is you - We are big fans of personal responsibility.

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With hundreds of products to choose from, customers can decide whether they want their cannabis to come in a vape pen, a resin, a cream or oil, a food, a drink, or, of course, the traditional flower form. The scary thing for parents is that these newer forms of consumption come without the distinctive smell of marijuana that we all grew up with. 

5 Most Popular Ways to Consume Cannabis

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Drug Free Action Alliance and honorary chair, and national sports icon, Clark Kellogg to share the message; Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking.

Some facts to consider: 

  • Underage drinking is strongly linked to delinquent behaviors, including stealing, illicit drug use and problems at home and at school.
  • Underage drinking also plays a significant role in increased sexual behavior, including unwanted, unintended and unprotected sexual activity, sex with multiple partners and teenage pregnancy.

Underage drinking unsafe, unhealthy and unacceptable

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The recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings have given us great content to engage discussions with our teens about the dangers of underage drinking, unsupervised teen parties and high school yearbook captions. The Journalism Education Association has a terrific post on the do's and don'ts for the yearbook. Recent H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year winners share their perspectives to help add context and offer guidance for students and teachers discussing this in their journalism classes.

Brett Kavanaugh’s 1983 yearbook provides teachable moments

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Theft is sometimes unavoidable no matter how careful we are to protect ourselves. However, what we do after a theft greatly minimizes the effectiveness of future fraud. These three steps can greatly minimize risk.

  1. Report it to the credit bureaus, your banks & creditors and the police 
  2. Cancel accounts and create new passwords
  3. Monitor your credit for new activity

The best protection against identity theft is you