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Initiating Change & Combating Pornography

Accessing pornography is increasingly easy due to technology. The statistics can be overwhelming. Over 40 million Americans are regular visitors to pornography websites. There are 42 million pornography websites totaling 370 million pages of pornography. The pornography industry’s annual revenue is more than the NFL, NBA and MLB combined. It is also more than the

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Monitoring Your Teenager’s Online Activity

There are many apps parents can use to monitor their teens social media activity and amount of time spent online. In addition to regular conversations about technology and online safety, using apps to monitor family technology use may help foster positive conversations between parents and teens. Parents may also find apps like Norton to be

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According to Facebook, Pregnancy Centers are Political

Facebook’s adjusted advertisement policy, implemented last May, has affected many non-profit organizations including Heartbeat International, an organization that comes alongside pregnancy resource centers in the United States and throughout the world. According to a recent blog published by the organization, Facebook stated that their submitted advertisement would run without a “paid for by” label. The ad was soon deemed

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Creating a Family Media Plan

In a world where children are “growing up digital,” it’s important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Here are a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help families manage the ever-changing digital landscape: Set screen time limits and encourage

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Teen Privacy: Where to Begin

From a locked diary a generation ago to private social media activity on today’s smartphones, parents and teens continue to face the same tension between privacy and protection, between freedom and accountability. Is it ever ok to invade my teen’s privacy? How do I keep tabs on their online activity while still giving them an

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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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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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On Social Media, The Past Is Never Past

Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb lost the bid for a no-hitter on Sunday in the ninth inning. Shortly after the home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Newcomb found himself faced with his past as tweets he had posted on social media in his late teens surfaced on Twitter. The Braves released a statement calling Newcomb’s old

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Quitting Instagram

A recent essay that describes one 22-year-old woman’s “empowering and unexpectedly isolating” experience in freeing herself from Instagram is gaining the attention of both Millennials and Generation Z. The essay’s author, Carolyn, falls into the Generation Z category, which means that she is part of a generation that has never experienced the world without a smartphone. The

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Moving On After a Breakup

Sometimes it feels good to keep talking after a break up. But in reality, if you’re still talking, you’re not moving on. Your immediate comfort is prolonging the heartache. If it wasn’t meant to be, it has to come to an end at some point. Cutting them off may hurt now, but you’re protecting your

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