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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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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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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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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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Last week, two Apple investors sent a letter to Apple, asking them to address the issue of smart phone addiction in children. The letter asked developers to take responsibility for their software and called on them to make changes. A number of studies have shown that smartphone software is addictive due to its availability and constant stream

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Words You Should Know Teen slang is always changing. While it may be difficult to keep up on all the latest terms, it’s important for parents to be engaged with their teen and their daily lives. Here are a few popular terms be aware of: Lit/turnt/turnt up Means to get drunk, high or crazy. KMS/KYS

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Talking about issues like smartphones, eating disorders, Snapchat, video games and sexting with teens can be scary and complicated. But it does not have to be! Axis has created guides to help you understand the things teens face and how to have real conversations without intimidation. Click HERE to view the Axis Parent Guides!

Over the course of the last few weeks, Harvey Weinstein stories have flooded the news and many individuals are denouncing Weinstein’s alleged actions on social media. As the executive producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Spy Kids and Silver Linings Playbook, Weinstein is an influential Hollywood figure whose films have made their way into many American homes. Allegations against

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How many times do you find yourself comparing yourself to others? In this video, Comedian Tom Shillue talks about how comparing yourself is unrealistic and will lead to unhappiness. It can be easy to only see the positive and successful parts in someone’s life, but what about the trials and struggles? Shillue states “If you don’t factor

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