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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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Law enforcement and safety activists were quick to acknowledge the dangers of Snapchat’s new app function, Snap Map. This new tool allows users to share their location in real time, giving other users permission to track their whereabouts. “We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world!” Snapchat wrote in a blog post announcing the new update.

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The term peer pressure is used so frequently in our culture that many of us gloss over the phrase. Parents may assume their children are already aware of peer pressure and they have heard all the messages: Just say no. Don’t succumb to pressure. Believe in yourself. Be YOUnique. All of the cliches that hang on the walls of school cafeterias

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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

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  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

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  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

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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.

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.

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