Social Issues: Transgender People, Sexualized Childhood, and Cyberbullying

Is Childhood Becoming Too Sexualized?

Articles in the book ask questions such as whether the sexualization of girls teaches boys to be sexual predators or to be sexually violent; whether feminists are to blame for the sexualization of girls; whether legislators need to do more to protect children from sexual exploitation.

Transgender People

Articles in the book discuss the labeling of transgender people; the transgender rights movement; whether Christians should be compassionate toward transgender people; whether transgender people need federal protection in the workplace.

Cyberbullying

Numerous articles cover three main topics: Is Cyberbullying a Serious Problem; Should Cyberbullying be a Criminal Offense?; How Can Cyberbullying be Prevented?

There is some great information here about the connection between bullying, being bullied and the risk for teen suicide; how cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying and what its long-term effects are; the story of Megan Meier, who committed suicide after being bullied by the mother of a classmate (Lori Drew) who was pretending to be a 15-year -old boy in their online exchanges; the value of establishing an online code of civility; and whether parents should monitor teens online communications.

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About Victoria Waddle

I'm a high school librarian, formerly an English teacher. I love to read and my mission is to connect people with the right books. To that end, I read widely--from the hi-lo for reluctant high school readers to the literary adult novel for the bibliophile.
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One Response to Social Issues: Transgender People, Sexualized Childhood, and Cyberbullying

  1. Holly Kurtz says:

    Excellent collection of articles covering very contemporary issues.

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