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Introduction ix Section I: Teens and School Chapter 1: The First Amendment in School 3 The Student Newspaper Library Books Religious Material Vulgarity and Slurs Apologies and Forced Speech The First Amendment and the Dress Code Chapter 2: Dress Codes 9 T-Shirts Styles of Clothes Earrings Political or Religious Clothing Approved Dress Codes Chapter 3: School Prayer 17 Student-Led Prayer Private School Prayer Chapter 4:Compulsory Attendance Laws, Private Schools, and Home Schools 19 The Laws on Skipping School Juvenile Court Private Schools Home Schooling Charter Schools Changing Laws Chapter 5: Searches in School 29 Searching Possessions Strip Searches Locker Searches Student's Right to an Attorney Random Searches Private Schools Chapter 6: Confidentiality of School Records 39 Public Records Subpoena Chapter 7: Sexual Harassment in School 47 Harassment by an Official Student-to-Student Harassment You as the Accused Chapter 8: Discrimination in Athletics 57 Contact Sports Non-Contact Sports Boys Seeking to be on Girls' Teams Chapter 9: Students with Disabilities 61 Defining Disability Evaluating the Child's Needs Providing Services in School Participating in Extra Curricular Activities Chapter10: School Discipline 67 Written Rules School Police Officer Juvenile Detention Crime and Punishment Due Process Drugs and Alcohol Policies Suing the School for Being Disciplined Corporal Punishment Crimes at School Chapter 11: Expulsion From Private School 79 Suing for Money Deciding Factors in Court Private School Contract versus Public School Notice Chapter 12: Dropping Out and the GED 85 Chapter 13: Suing the School 87 Immunities District Liability Section II: Teens and Home Chapter 14: Becoming an Adult 95 Teens Seeking Emancipation Parents Seeking Emancipation Limited Rights Procedure Divorcing Your Parents The In-Between Year Chapter 15: Teens' Rights versus the Rights of Others 101 Your Body Speech Parental Obligations and Rights School Workplace Your Actions Friends Chapter 16: Discipline by Parents 105 Chapter 17: When Parents Divorce 107 Deciding with which Parent to Live Dealing with Court Procedures Guardian Ad Litem Custody Order Child Support Grandparents' Rights Stepparents Kidnapping Foster Parents Adoption Chapter 18: Running Away 115 Being Thrown Out Chapter 19: Financial Responsibility 117 Getting a Job Chores and Allowences Acts of Teens Juvenile Crimes Chapter 20: Insurance 123 Health Insurance Car Insurance_Liability States No-Fault Insurance Premiums Chapter 21: Driving 129 Driver's Licenses Traffic Tickets Automobile Accidents Curfews Chapter 22: Vandalism 135 Parental Responsibility Teen Responsibility Chapter 23: Sexual Crimes and Physical Abuse 139 Statutory Rape Date Rape Being Underage Yourself Physical Abuse Chapter 24: Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, and Weapons 143 DUIs Smoking Drugs Guns and Weapons Chapter 25: The Internet Dangers Filters Section III: Teens and Their Bodies Chapter 26: Eating Disorders 149 Types of Disorders What to do when a Friend has an Eating Disorder Treatment of Eating Disorders Chapter 27: Suicide 155 Chapter 28: Birth Control 157 Condom Distribution Programs Chapter 29: Abortion 161 Parental Notification Teen Fathers Forcing Teens to have Abortions Chapter 30: Marriage 165 Parental Consent Marriage and Legal Adulthood Property Ownership Legal Marriage Same-Sex Marriages Divorce Parental Support Chapter 31: Medical Care 169 Consenting to Your Own Care Insurance and Payment Drug and Alcohol Treatment Abortion Birth Control Prenatal Care Sexually Transmitted Disease You as an Adult Chapter 32: Confidentiality in Other Settings 173 Medical Records Teens with an Attorney Section IV: Teens and Work Chapter 33: Limitations on Young Workers 177 FLSA Limits on Work Hours Chapter 34: Rights and Obligations of Workers 181 Minimum Wage Overtime Deductions from Your Check Extra Benefits Rights to Privacy in the Workplace Dress and Conduct Codes Disabilities Losing Your Job Job Tips Chapter 35: Discrimination in the Workplace 187 Affirmative Action Gender Discrimination Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Section V: Teens and Property Chapter 36: Teens and Property Ownership 193 Guardians Inheriting from Parents Death of Minors Chapter 37: Signing Contracts 197 Banking Insurance Education Cancelling Contracts Getting it in Writing Co-Signers Breach of Contract Authorization to Sign Contracts Section VI: Teens and the Courts Chapter 38: Suing and Being Sued 203 How a Lawsuit Works Appealing Chapter 39: Role of The Lawyers 207 Advantages of having a Lawyer Advantages to Representing Yourself Selecting an Attorney Building a Relationship with your Attorney Chapter 40: Juveniles and the Criminal Justice System 213 Age of Majority Delinquency Pleas and Disposition Procedure Constitutional Protections Confessing Use of Juvenile Records Adult Proceedings for Juveniles The Adult Criminal System Chapter 41: Dependency and Neglect Cases 223 Abuse Teen Parents Chapter 42: Teens as Crime Victims 227 Chapter 43: Legal Research 229 Statutes and Codes Cases Glossary 233 Table of Cases 237 Appendix A: List of Resources 245 Appendix B: State-By-State Laws 261 Index 323 About the Author 331
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Teenagers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Popular works.
Minors -- United States -- Popular works.