Each year, millions of kids are bullied. Bullying is nothing new, but today, it is more than hurting with fists or feet. For many young people, leaving school doesnt stop the bullying, because the bullies are on the Internet.
The Internet is a great tool for learning. Its also a lot of fun for games, keeping up with friends, or reading about the things you love. But there are also dangers on the Internet. You can't always know for sure to whom you're talking. Information you put online that you think is safe may become a target for people who are up to no good. Pictures you share with one person can end up in the hands of people you'd never have sent them to. The Internet can become a scary place.
Our friends are supposed to be there for us when we need them, to help us through tough times and laugh with us when things are going well. But sometimes, our friends can push us to do things we wouldn't do normally. We might want to do the things our friends are doing to fit in or be cool. This is peer pressure, and it can be dangerous when it leads to hurtful behaviors.
Terrorism is a major issue in today's world. Around the globe, people fear terrorist attacks. The threat of violence from terrorists seems to be everywhere.
You might have heard people say, "Strangers are just friends you haven;t met yet." That's true in many cases, but not all strangers are kind and friendly. Some strangers can be dangerous. Staying away from people you don't know is often the best way to keep yourself safe.
Drugs and alcohol are dangerous no matter how old you are, but for kids, the risks of using drugs or alcohol are even more serious. Even though many young people know that drugs and alcohol can be deadly, they still put themselves in harms way by using these unsafe substances.
Driven by a love of God and a desire to help make life better for the poor and the sick, Mother Teresa worked for her entire life to change the world for the better. She founded a Catholic charity that works to help children and the poor in more than 130 countries. In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her tireless work to help and care for others. Today, Mother Teresa is remembered for the change she brought to the lives of people around the world. Learn the story of one of the worlds most important religious and charity activists in Mother Teresa: Religious Humanitarian.
Gandhi's use of nonviolence to change his country inspired the world. His work to end 200 years of British rule in his home country of India changed the nation forever, but it also changed the way other people around the world fought for their freedom and human rights. Gandhi's ideas led great people from Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Dalai Lama to use nonviolence to work for change in their own countries. Today, Gandhi is remembered as one of the greatest leaders of all time. Learn about the story of one of the worlds most important spiritual and political leaders in Mohandas Gandhi: Spiritual Leader.
The Native Americans fought with other tribes for a variety of reasons. Depending on the area in which they lived, a tribe could fight for territory, possessions, or simply as a matter of pride or to right a perceived wrong. This book discusses some of the best known Native American rivalries, the reasons behind them, and the impact the arrival of Europeans during the 16th through the 19th centuries had on these rivalries.