What is School Surveillance Software?

Children returning to school this year are more likely than ever to be given an electronic device such as a laptop or tablet. While the Children’s Internet Protection Act requires pubic schools to filter inappropriate content, some administrators want to do more to protect students. Increased rates of online bullying and teen suicide have prompted

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Guide to Mentoring Fathers

If you are an experienced dad, you have a great opportunity to mentor other fathers within your circle of influence. From dads who care for their own children to seasoned grandfathers, fathers of all types can make a difference. By tapping into your reservoir of fatherhood knowledge, you can offer your time to other fathers

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Inspiring Virtue in the Life of a Negative Test Client

Negative test clients are by far the most difficult clients for me to meet with. We often hear this phrase at the Abstinence Clearinghouse. While we agree that the client who receives a negative pregnancy test is difficult to consult, we know that the negative test client holds the greatest potential for transformation. When a

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Public Libraries Hosting Drag Queen Story Hours

  Recently, the American Library Association (ALA) has been actively encouraging libraries across the United States to host “Drag Queen Story Hours” for children. More than 25 locations in 20 states are participating in the story hours. In response to the events, CitizenGO and The Activist Mommy have created a petition to combat the overt sexual indoctrination in

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Sexual Integrity in South Africa

The Abstinence Clearinghouse had the opportunity to equip educators attending the Africa Cares 2018 Flourish Conference with materials to help inspire virtue in the lives of men and women in South Africa. These materials included our Sexual Exposure Chart Card. Abstinence educators, pregnancy center directors, volunteers and board members were among the sixty delegates who attended

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Sex Addiction Now Classified as a Mental Disorder

Recently, the USA Today reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) added “sex addiction” to its list of mental disorders. Many experts hope the new classification “will help change the disorder’s perception from a moral failing to simply a medical issue.” According to Breaking Point, one addiction specialist praised the WHO for removing sex addiction from the realm

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Downloading a Digital Item Frequently Asked Questions

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Addressing Teen Sleep Deprivation

With a new school year underway, many schools are addressing sleep deprivation in the classroom. According to the Child Mind Institute, biology, technology and societal expectations, combined with homework and extracurricular activities, create a perfect storm for chronic sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation can negatively affect a teens mood, as well as their ability to think, react, regulate their emotions,

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Successfully Preparing for the Empty Nest Years

In a recent radio broadcast with Focus on the Family, author Marci Seither offers soon-to-be empty nest parents practical advice for helping their children transition into adulthood while preparing for their own transition to life without kids at home. In the program, Seither also encourages parents of young children to take advantage of the eighteen years that

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5 Apps Parents Should Know About

In an effort to help parents and guardians better protect children and teens from online predators, the Huffington Post compiled a list of five apps predators may use to target children. One app listed, Yubo, acts as a “Tinder for teens” ages 13-17 and claims to help students meet new friends. Read the full Huffington Post article here. Being aware

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University Honors Students Who Found Love in Elevator in ’72

A recent article published by the Washington Post reports that Philadelphia’s Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator. According to the article, Sharyn Rubin and Eric Schlesinger met on move-in day on September 6, 1972, while she was moving in and he was operating a dorm building elevator. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Rubin

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How “Fear of Missing Out” (FoMO) Affects Time Behind the Wheel

Many have heard the phrase coined among today’s teenagers, “Fear of Missing Out” (FoMO). While most perceive it as a harmless mantra for today’s hyper-connected youth, a study released by Liberty Mutual Insurance revealed that the pressures of this “always-on” lifestyle have manifested in potentially deadly consequences behind the wheel. According to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, cell phone use while

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Taking a Stand Against Pornography in America’s Schools

As the parent of a middle school child, Robin Paterson and her husband were shocked to discover pornography in the school sponsored digital databases last year. The couple wrote an article expressing their concern. “We discovered, quite by accident, while perusing articles on ‘grade 7 biology’, that there were hundreds of articles streaming sexually graphic text and

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Workshop: Inspiring Virtue in the Life of a Negative Test Client

“The negative test clients are by far the most difficult  clients for me to consult.” We often hear this phrase at the Abstinence Clearinghouse. While we agree that the client who receives a negative pregnancy test is difficult to consult with, we know that the negative test client holds the greatest potential for transformation! Join

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Studying Teens and Technology

The Pew Research Center published five new findings on how teens use technology. According to the Culture Translator created by Axis, the study’s findings provided eye-opening research. In the study, 85% of teens say they use YouTube compared to only 51% who still access Facebook. This is why Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire recently launched a Youth Portal to bring back this coveted demographic. More importantly,

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Discussing Campus Safety With Your College Student

Concern for the safety of college students has grown in light of numerous incidents and tragedies on college campuses. Ideally, a three-way partnership will do a great deal of good in ensuring the safety of college students. Parents need to talk to their son or daughter about safety, students need to exercise awareness and behave

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4 Tips for Parents Sending Their Student to College

  As a student prepares to leave for college, it is common for parents to worry about their son or daughter being on their own for the first time. Once your student leaves for college, it can become one of the most challenging times as a parent. Here are some tips on how to successfully parent

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Responding to Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children

More children are mimicking inappropriate pornography-inspired sexual behavior. Behavior that they do not fully comprehend but have not been taught to process. Sexual behaviors are being mimicked in the same way other behaviors are mimicked by children. According to a recent article by Dawn Hawkins of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), “The real blame in such cases rests on

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Waiting Until Marriage: What’s the Big Deal?

“I knew I was supposed to wait until marriage to have sex, but I didn’t really know why,” Ally Spotts wrote in an article published by Relevant. Spotts went on to explain that many individuals in their 20s who grew up in the “True Love Waits” generation are guilty of asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking, “Why am

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A Note From the NAC Team

In preparation for the upcoming school year, we have had many individuals and groups partner with us through affiliate membership. As our network of abstinence advocates who are passionate about inspiring virtue grows, we wanted to be sure to share our organizations goals with you. For all you social media guru’s, consider this our “Friday

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Consider partnering with us as we inspire men and women of virtue!