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If you’re being unfaithful to your partner but haven’t been extremely careful about your Facebook profile, you are very likely to be caught out. And rightly so. Divorce lawyers are ditching the old-fashioned methods — private detectives and the like — in favour of snooping the social networks to catch […]

Cheating online? Facebook will catch you out



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Many people believe in the important role that grandparents play in the upbringing of children, despite the fact that Western society has changed significantly over the past few decades, and that the idea of a connected family is quite different to that in many Eastern countries. That being the case, […]

Should “Grandparents Law” be introduced in Britain?


Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare yesterday reminded expectant and new parents that the State has a “Safe Haven” law which allows them legally and confidentially to ‘turn over’ unwanted infants to any hospital, up to 28 days old, as an alternative to abandonment. While it sounds a very harsh way […]

Pennsylvania parents reminded of safe haven law


The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has announced that it’s received its half-a-millionth report of suspected child pornography or child exploitation crime. The half-million mark comes nine years after the CyberTipline was mandated by the U.S. Congress to serve as the nation’s “9-1-1” for reporting incidents of […]

US CyberTipLine tops 500,000 suspected child exploitation/pornography reports



The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the USA has concluded that Hollywood isn’t doing enough to protect children from viewing violent programming on cable and satellite TV, and that Congress should authorise government action. Unsurprisingly, the TV networks aren’t keen to bend to this kind of pressure. There’s plenty of […]

Violence on TV: Legislation or parental responsibility?



The Daily O’Collegian has posted an interesting article questioning a new bill introduced into the Oklahoma legislature that recommends couples who are to be married go through premarital counselling, enter a so-called ‘covenant marriage’, and then be unable to divorce based on grounds of incompatibilty. It doesn’t exclude other grounds […]

Oklahoma ‘covenant marriages’ aim to lower divorce rate