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.
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.
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.