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Pharm Parties or Cocktail Parties

Pharming parties (also called pharm parties) is a get-together where prescription drugs are exchanged and randomly ingested, in order to become intoxicated. The earliest mention of such parties appears to have been in the March 8, 2002 issue of the newspaper Public Opinion (Chambersburg, PA), which said this was occurring “in some communities”.

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Chatroulette

Launched in November of 2009, Chatroulette.com blasted into the social networking scene offering a unique combination of social networking with youtube like video capabilities. Chatroulette, featured on Good Morning America and written about in the New York Times and New York Magazine, is a website that pairs complete strangers with each other for video based chats, often racy, raunchy, and bizarre.

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K2 – Synthetic Cannabis

Synthetic cannabis is an herbal and chemical product which mimics the effects of cannabis. It is best known by the brand names K2 and Spice. When synthetic cannabis products first went on sale it was thought that they achieved an effect through a mixture of legal herbs. Laboratory analysis in 2008 showed this was not the case and that they in fact contained synthetic cannabinoids which act on the body in a similar way to cannabinoids naturally found in cannabis.

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Sexting or Online Text Messaging

The sexting trend, the act of sending sexually explicit messages and nude photographs, primarily between mobile phones, was first mentioned in a 2005 article in the Sunday Telegraph Magazine. Sexting involving teenagers sending nude photographs of themselves to their friends led to a legal gray area in countries that have strict anti-child pornography laws. Some teenagers who have texted nude or suggestive photos of themselves to peers have been prosecuted with possession or distribution of child pornography.

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Salvia – the fake weed kids can buy over the counter

It’s real name is salvia divinorum but your kids know it as serenity or fake weed. They can buy it over the counter and the store clerk, who understands perfectly well what the child will do with the product, will tell them that it’s legal and harmless. Part of that is true – as of 2010, it was legal in most states.

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Cyberbullying

Kids have been bullying each other for many generations. With kids now conducting much of their social activities online, it only makes sense that bullying would carry over into their new communication medium. When bullying is conducted online, we call it cyber bullying (or cyberbullying). Cyberbullying can take many shapes and forms but the emotional damage it causes remains constant. Around the country there are many instances of suicides as a result of a victim being bullied, harassed, and humiliated online.

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