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teens http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2116/all en Teens being victimized by new app http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412teens-being-victimized-new-app <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The leader of the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations is warning area teens and parents to be on guard for some unsavory side effects of a growing list of social media apps, some of which are leading to teens receiving unsolicited pornographic spam and sexual propositions from strangers.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27238">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412teens-being-victimized-new-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured Kik pedophiles predators sexting social media teens Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:57:30 +0000 John Flowers 27238 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Group seeks to aid 'disconnected youth' in Addison County http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409group-seeks-aid-disconnected-youth <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Representatives of Addison County&rsquo;s business, human services and education sectors are banding together to tackle one of Vermont&rsquo;s &mdash; and the nation&rsquo;s &mdash; most pressing social and economic quandaries: How to draw into the workforce a growing segment of the population known as &ldquo;disconnected youth,&rdquo; citizens between the ages of 16 to 24 who are either unemployed or not in school.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25626">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409group-seeks-aid-disconnected-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Salisbury Featured teens unemployment Youths Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:21:00 +0000 Zach Despart 25626 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Ilsley Library asks area teens for input http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408ilsley-library-asks-area-teens-input <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jenevra Wetmore </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Teens and tweens would like a little more room at Middlebury&rsquo;s Ilsley Public Library.</span></p> <p> That&rsquo;s the recommendation from youngsters age 11 and up who were invited to the Main Street library this past Tuesday to discuss how the library currently serves their needs and how it could do a better job.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25196">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408ilsley-library-asks-area-teens-input" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury library Reading teens Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:50:04 +0000 Zach Despart 25196 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Local teens risk losing a lot of space under new plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402opinion-local-teens-risk-losing-lot-space-under-new-plan <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ben Burd </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21745">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402opinion-local-teens-risk-losing-lot-space-under-new-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Middlebury teens Town office Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:12:57 +0000 Zach Despart 21745 at http://www.addisonindependent.com County sees increase in sexting cases http://www.addisonindependent.com/201305county-sees-increase-sexting-cases <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-16950" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201305county-sees-increase-sexting-cases"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/ruthandchris1551.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ruthandchris1551.jpg" title="ruthandchris1551.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RUTH WHITNEY, WHO heads up the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations, and Chris Mason, Middlebury’s school resource officer, have seen a spike in sexting cases in the county involving local teens. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Cell phones can serve as a vital public safety link between a child and a parent.</p> <p> But as some Addison County families are learning, cell phones can also be used as a tool for producing and sending naked images from one teen to another, photos that once out of the sender&rsquo;s hands can cause them torment in school and come back to haunt them later in life.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16951">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201305county-sees-increase-sexting-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Addison County Featured teens Thu, 16 May 2013 14:07:44 +0000 xian 16951 at http://www.addisonindependent.com