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Snapchat Victory: Cosmo After Dark Discontinued

On May 18, Cosmopolitan released a new Snapchat channel on the social media platform that, in its own words is “an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. and is exclusively dedicated to all things hot and horny.” According to Protect Young Eyes, the Cosmopolitan channel “After Dark” hosted numerous articles including The 19

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Parents and Grandparents: Starting a No Tech Time

At the Clearinghouse we often encourage parents to schedule “no tech times.” One dad recently told me that his daughter told him that she looks forward to the nights that she doesn’t have to worry about her phone. Her dad asked why she thought it was such a relief to not have her phone and

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Is Kid-Friendly Technology Possible?

In a recent article, WORLD aims to answer the question “Can tech really be kid-friendly?” On Wednesday the Google-owned company, YouTube, announced that it would be adding a number of features to the app YouTube Kids allowing parents to have greater control over what their children are watching online. As of last week, parents can select certain channel

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7 Steps to Using Social Media for Fatherhood Programs

Social media can be an important component of your fatherhood program for recruiting, engaging, and retaining fathers. In this webinar, created by National Fatherhood Initiative’s Maggie Spain and Melissa Steward, you can learn how to begin using social media to recruit fathers and what content will help enhance your program delivery. Click HERE to watch the webinar now!

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What My Parents Don’t Know About Social Media

A teacher recently asked her 9th-grade students to anonymously finish the statement “What my parents don’t know about social media is…” The students responses proved to be both eye-opening and heartbreaking. Over 80% of the students wrote that they have social media accounts even though they were instructed by their parents not to have accounts. One student wrote

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Snapchat in Need of Policy Change

Snapchat is arguably the most popular smartphone app used by millennials and teens. Despite the app’s popularity, Snapchat recently made the National Center for Sexual Exploitation’s (NCSE) Dirty Dozen List. According to NCSE, Snapchat is frequently used for sexting and the sharing of self-produced child sexual abuse images. The built-in feature called Snapcash has enabled

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2018 Dirty Dozen List

Five years ago the National Center for Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) created the Dirty Dozen list exposing twelve corporations perpetuating sexual exploitation through pornography, prostitution, sexual objectification and human trafficking. According to NCSE, “the Dirty Dozen List is an activism tool that gives back power to individuals who want a voice in the culture. People can participate by

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Kirk Cameron: CONNECT

In a social media-centered world, the smart phone has become a cultural rite of passage for kids. But is that rite all wrong? In this new film, CONNECT, Kirk Cameron asks if this generation of parents can blaze a new trail to equip their kids to thrive in an ever-changing digital environment while steering clear of the

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Join the #TackleDemand Campaign

As sports fans around the country prepare for Super Bowl 52, they may not know that vulnerable people will be sex trafficked at this year’s Super Bowl, just as they have been year after year. According to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), in 2017 183 sex buyers and 9 sex traffickers were arrested

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