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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!

10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents Need to Know

  A Royal Stand Against Pornography

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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Smart Phone Addiction

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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A Season Full of Thanks

  This viral video reminds us that our lives are full of wonderful gifts.

Words You Should Know

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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