Should children and teens be allowed to purchase violent video games without their parents’ knowledge? The state of California said no in 2005, and passed a law that banned children under 18 from buying such games. But last month the U.S. Supreme Court declared that law unconstitutional — a violation of the First Amendment’s protection of free speech.
In this “Children First” video, ABC 30 reporters investigate schools’ efforts to address bullying in California’s Central Valley, highlighting the CHARACTER COUNTS! program at Divisadero Middle School in Visalia.
On March 25, the Downey Character Counts Citywide Coalition met to honor the Downey school district for their State Golden Bell Award and unveil the city’s newest street, Caring Way.
As part of efforts to make the “Six Pillars of Character” more visible throughout the city of Downey, California, a stretch of road near the new Kaiser Permanente hospital has been named “Caring Way.”
Superintendent Dr. Wendy Doty and CHARACTER COUNTS! Teacher Trainer Mary Jo Enyeart went to San Francisco last week to receive the Golden Bell Award on behalf of the Downey, California, Unified School District.