I have an open mind, particularly about the arts. But as the years have passed, I’ve watched kids’ dance costumes get smaller and smaller, and it’s not ok. Dance Teachers, We need to talk. You have got to stop sending children out to dance in public in their underwear. Maybe you’ve added some rhinestones to…Details
The girl on your left is 16. The one in the middle is 14. The one to your right, she’s 12 years old. And the dancewear company they model for think it’s OK to exploit them for male paedophiliac fantasies. “Pop that.” For those who are unaware, this is a porn-inspired phrase referring to the…Details
At 4:37 p.m. Saturday, a Neillsville woman reported a man was taking photographs of the woman’s daughter while she was at dance lessons in Marshfield. The cellphone photographs were taken through a window from a public viewing area and only the dance instructor and child were present. Source: Marshfield public safety: Man took child’s…Details
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Internet Safety Guidelines for Dancers, Parents, and Dance Teachers Printable Version We compiled these guidelines for Internet safety for dancers, parents, and dance professionals after multiple reports of dance students in potentially dangerous situations after meeting someone online, sharing personal information through various social media platforms or being targeted by cyber predators. Children in…Details
The owner of the dance studio where an instructor, who was arrested for alleged sexual offenses, worked has issued a statement on the incident. The owner’s statement says that Chase Clark Pleko,19, was a dance student affiliated with “Adrenaline Dance Studio” for 6 years before starting as a part-time assistant instructor after graduating from high…Details
Royal commission report reveals how convicted paedophile dance teacher Grant Davies lured victims – World – NZ Herald News
There are always signs to look for in sex abuse. YPAD continues to push education on what to look for. We hope it never happens, but it can be prevented. This article shows some of the things Grant Davies did to lure victims. Please check out YPAD’s Resource section on Sex Abuse for continued education…Details
SAN BERNARDINO — A 24-year-old Hesperia man and former dance instructor was convicted on multiple felony sexual assault counts Wednesday, authorities said. The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office found Thomas Delany Cook guilty of several counts of sexual assault involving a 13-year-old child. Cook was arrested on Feb. 7, 2015, after he was accused…Details
YPAD has learned that 19-year-old Chase Clark Peklo a Dance Instructor, was arrested Thursday night in VA for multiple child exploitation and child abuse charges-Fairfax County Police said. Chase Clark Peklo, of Sterling, was a dance instructor at Adrenaline Dance Studio as well as Stage Door in Manassas. On February 6, police said an employee…Details
Depression Hits Teen Girls Especially Hard, And High Social Media Use Doesn’t Help : Shots – Health News : NPR
February 13, 20174:30 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Patti Neighmond A study tracking depression rates among U.S. teens from 2005 to 2014 finds an increase — especially among girls. A steady diet of harsh judgments from social media may play a role, researchers say. But a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests…Details