In Brief: Jun. 12, 2000

COLOR ME BAD A new teen trend first emerged last Halloween in the guise of red demonic eyes, but orange and yellow eyes have become commonplace in some areas. To achieve these colors not found in either nature or the optometrist's office, kids are dyeing their soft contacts with ordinary food coloring. But food coloring is not sterile, and the American Optometric Association warns that the risk of infection, irritation and permanent eye damage is high.

PRIZES VS. PRIVACY Parents who let kids surf online without supervision may want to think again. Though most children and teens know they shouldn't give...

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