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Colorado House Approves a Bill Requiring Comprehensive Curriculum

On Tuesday, the Colorado House approved bill HB19-1032, requiring school districts who choose to provide sex ed courses to teach a comprehensive curriculum. According to Colorado’s 9News, Jeff Johnston, a culture and policy analyst for Focus on the Family based in Colorado Springs, stated that he believes the bill is unconstitutional. “Colorado State Constitution makes it

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The 2019 Dirty Dozen List Revealed

On Monday, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) revealed the 2019 Dirty Dozen List, an annual campaign that names and shames twelve mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation. Companies making this year’s list include Message Envy, Amazon, Netflix and more. Click the video above to watch the full press conference.   Free E-Book: How to Use

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Provocative Ad Ran During Super Bowl

Millions of football fans watched the 53rd Super Bowl this past Sunday. For many, the game is not what draws viewers. The commercials have become the most memorable, exciting part of viewing the game. According to a recent article by Movie Guide, in the commercial lineup for this year, Devour, a Kraft food brand, aired a new provocative

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Pope Francis Calls for Universal Sex Education

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the issue of “sex education” was addressed by Pope Francis at an inflight press conference on his return to Rome from Panama on World Youth Day. According to a recent article by Randy Engel, Pope Francis called for universal “sex education.” Engel’s article outlines why Pope Fancis aims to push sex education so persistently

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Social Media and Mental Health

New findings published by The Lancet suggests social media use may be associated with young people’s mental health, specifically young girls. United Kingdom researchers examined data on 10,904 14-year-olds born between 2000 and 2002 in the U.K. for the study, using a variety of regression and path models to find associations between social media use and depressive

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Ending Child Pornography on Social Media Platforms

Last November, it was discovered that child pornography was being shared on the popular social media platform Tumblr. As a result, Apple removed the Tumblr app from their App Store. A month later Tumblr made the decision to remove all pornographic content from their site. According to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), WhatsApp, a popular

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Anti-Trafficking Law Named after Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

On Tuesday, January 8 President Donald Trump signed into law the Frederick Douglass Act, a bill authorizing $430 million to combat human trafficking. According to CBN News, the $430 million will be used over four years to fund the following: Shelter and counseling for victims; Training airline employees to spot potential victims; Oversight to make sure

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Children Abusing Children: A Dangerous Trend

Kansas City television station KSHB recently interviewed doctors and nurses at Children’s Mercy Hospital, a hospital that serves roughly 1,000 children annually who have been sexually assaulted. Heidi Olson, a nurse at Mercy Hospital said that she was shocked at what the data has told them: “almost half of our perpetrators are minors” between the ages of eleven

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Cyberbullying Now a Crime in Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan recently signed Public Act 457 into law officially defining cyberbullying as a misdemeanor crime that takes effect in March 2019, according to the Detroit Metro Times. At the very least, the law makes cyberbullying punishable by up to 93 days in jail, plus a $500 fine. “Cyberbullying can cause just as much trauma as traditional

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Developing a Standardized Test to Detect Mycoplasma Genitalium

Researchers at John Hopkins University are looking to develop a test to detect Mycoplasma Genitalium, also known as MG, a sexually transmitted bacteria that can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility in women if not treated properly. With no approved, standardized test available to detect the STD, healthcare professionals hope to develop a test similar to

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