Oct 23 2012

Bullying Linked to Suicidal Thoughts in Kids

Bullying, abuse linked to suicidal thoughts in kids. CNN 

 

Amanda Todd, the 15-year-old Canadian teenager whose suicide earlier this month provoked a flood of sympathetic outrage, endured one torment after another in the years leading up to her death: sexual exploitation online, cyberbullying, a physical assault at school.

Suicide is always a complicated tragedy that leaves behind many questions and few answers, and Todd's case is no different. Yet her story, and the many others like it that have made headlines recently, are a heartbreaking illustration of the link between victimization and suicide in young people.

A new study, published this week in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, offers fresh evidence for this link, showing that several types of abuse, and not just bullying, are closely associated with suicidal thoughts in children and teens.

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Oct 23 2012

iPad Mini Announced

At Apple's San Jose event Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook announced that the company recently sold its 100 millionth iPad, putting sales far beyond those of competitors. In addition to this astronomical figure, Cook noted that iPads also account for 91 percent of Web traffic from tablets. Considering the number and popularity of devices like the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7, that number seems a little high. If you ask Cook, "There's a simple reason for this: They love their iPads." That number will likely continue to grow; the updated iPad and new iPad mini announced today will surely be big sellers. The rest of the event and its many announcements can be found at this post, updated live with new developments.

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Oct 19 2012

Lane Goodwin, One More Thumbs Up, Facebook Phenomenon

Lane Goodwin, the Kentucky boy whose battle with rare cancer became a Facebook phenomenon, dies at 13. cpurier-journal 

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