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Sexting and Bullying One In The Same

Sexting and Bullying One In The Same

Sexting and Bullying One In The Same

Expanding bullying into the area of Sexting has brought this debatable crime more
into the light of law enforcement and cyber investigation. The reality is that one in
five tweens/teens/young adults maybe risking prison because of sending and
receiving child pornography. This includes risking a life of prison because of
distributing nude or semi nude pictures of themselves.

Cell/Smart phone technology has contributed to the ability to transmit pictures and
video that normally would not be accessible. Youth have learned the empowerment
of technology, but applying it in inappropriate means because of immaturity, sexual
activity and peer pressure.

Parents need to understand that youth with cell phones are not restricted from sending,
receiving or further distribution of nude or seminude pictures. If a youth willingly or

Update: Mosquito-borne Illness Alert for Duval County Continues

Jacksonville, FL -- The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) continues its mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. One additional human case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been reported (confirmed or probable) during the current update period. The most recent case involves a 72 year-old female resident. Duval County has 19 reported cases of WNV in 2011. There have been two reported deaths associated with a confirmed case of WNV.

Thousands of Jacksonville Residents Gather for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Thousands of Jacksonville Residents Gather for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

More than 6,000 Jacksonville residents, breast cancer survivors, business and community members joined together and put on their pink bras on Oct. 15 at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. This noncompetitive, fundraising event united the community in celebrating breast cancer survivors, educated men and women about the importance of early detection and prevention, and raised $290,000 to fund lifesaving research and support programs that will further the progress against this disease.

 

“It was amazing and very moving to see the sea of pink bras,” said American Cancer Society Executive Director Mel Toran. “Each one of those pink bras was a beautifully decorated representation of a personal breast cancer journey. All of those pink bras together symbolized how our community has come together to take a stand against this disease.”

 

Death From Bullying

Death From  Bullying

Deaths from Bullying
by William Jackson, M.Edu
Consulted with Cheryl Williams, LPN

Tragic Events
There are tragic stories of young people like 15 year old
Phoebe Prince who have taken their lives because of bullying.
Even Iain Steele a 15 year old that lived in Chicago and had
a promising future in high school and Carl Walker-Hoover 11
years old, even though he was a Boy Scout and football player.
The Springfield, Mass., young man was ruthlessly teased and
harassed. He was even active in his church, but was affected
by bullying to the point where he committed suicide.

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run.  The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 10, 2011 beginning with the Fun Run at 5:30 PM followed by the 5k at 6:00 PM. 

TONIGHT: Local Breast Cancer Survivors Model in "Pink Carpet" Fashion Show

Last year’s first annual “An Evening on the Pink Carpet” event proved to be a huge success and is back to showcase more than 20 breast cancer reconstruction patients in fabulous fashions from participating area boutiques and stores.  The models are patients of Dr. Rebecca Glasser of Parkway Plastic Surgery, and will grace the stage on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Florida Theatre.  The event is hosted by The Donna Foundation and Parkway Plastic Surgery and presented by MIA Styling.

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

 

It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run.  The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 10, 2011 beginning with the Fun Run at 5:30 PM followed by the 5k at 6:00 PM.