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#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 […]

We’ve Moved!

Stayed tuned to hear more about our move last week! In the meantime, feel free to stop in for a tour at our new location: 3405 S Kiwanis Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Necessary Parental Controls

Did you know that 24% of high-school aged teens (ages 14 to 17) have participated in sexting? This dangerous form of sexualized texting has staggering statistics that has affected many young adults in our country. Talking with your children about the possible threats may not always protect them from predators. To stop those temptations before […]

Allowing Parents An Extra Eye In

  The Kaiser Family Foundation found that kids spend roughly 7 hours and 38 minutes a day connected to an electronic device. Teen Safe has designed an app for parents to be able to monitor their children’s activity even after a text message has been deleted. In addition to talking with your child, create an environment for […]