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Twitter Takes a Stand

After being a host for revenge pornography, child pornography and sexual harassment, social media giant Twitter has blocked a number of pornographic search terms from its “photo” and “video” sections. An article by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation claimed that Twitter’s reform is important because “pornography is inherently tied to cyber-based sexual harassment, whether in the form […]

What is a Finsta Account?

  A Finsta is a combination of the words “fake” and “Insta(gram).” Teens who have Finsta accounts on Instagram only add a small handful of close friends to their fake, private account. Essentially they have a real Instagram account (called Rinsta) that allows anyone to view their profile and then also a Finsta account to […]

What is Spontana?

  Teens are now faced with a new way for them to be told exactly how they don’t measure up. A new app called Spontana allows users upload selfies so other users can rate the person’s attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 100. The app is described as a mismatch of Instagram and Tinder. Should you […]

#TackleDemand Success

Thank you to all who joined our social media thunderclap to help combat sex trafficking on Super Bowl Sunday! The Abstinence Clearinghouse, in partnership with more than 20 other organizations and countless individuals, reached over 890,390 people through a variety of social media outlets this weekend.

Snapchat Petition Succeeds

A petition created by Change.org was submitted to Snapchat in November 2016 outlining the need to end the sexually suggestive featured stories on Snapchat. The petition stated that Snapchat users should be able to opt out of seeing the suggestive content posted daily by publishers. With over 26,000 signatures, the petition gained the attention of Snapchat creators. […]

The Danger of Facebook Lurking

  Every month, 1.79 billion people actively use the social media site Facebook. On average, each user spends 50 minutes a day using the site. This is not a staggering statistic until you contrast time spent participating in other leisure activities. In the U.S., Americans spend just 19 minutes, on average, reading each day and just 17 […]

The Search for Affirmation

Does your teen spend hours on Snapchat and Instagram? Today’s teen spends an average of eight hours using technology each day. According to Dannah Gresh, teens today are seeking affirmation through social media. While teens today choose to watch Snapchat and Youtube videos over their parents former obsession of MTV, it is evident that fifteen minutes of […]

14-Year-Old Sues Facebook

Revenge porn is a problem on all platforms of social media. According to Fight the New Drug, revenge porn sites are very similar to regular porn sites. The difference is that the images are of regular people who sent sexually explicit images to someone they trusted, only to have them posted online without their permission. For example, […]

4 Things Parents Should Know About Snapchat

Share With over 100 million daily users, Snapchat has experienced a staggering increase in users since its beginning in 2011. For a quick summary of what the Snapchat app is, click HERE prior to reading the facts below. Five things every parent should know about Snapchat: Snapchat is a means of communication and like any form of communication, it can […]

Flirting on Social Media

Flirting over social media has become a trend among many teens. This new form of flattery fueled by emojis, likes, and comments, is now a means of increasing teen self-esteem. Posting selfies and staged photos has now become a “norm”. Wired.com recently reported that young adults receiving less than their desired amount of “likes” on an […]