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Teen Magazine Promotes Prostitution

Teen Vogue has long been known to publish controversial articles. Recently, Teen Vogue published an article titled Sex Work is Real Work. In it, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng argues that because she works with reproductive and sexual health, she is no different than a sex worker. This claim is disingenuous at best as no true comparison can be drawn between

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Middle School Social Media Use

By the time many students reach middle school, they are brimming with anticipation to enter the exciting world of social media. But is the adolescent mind really ready for all the drawbacks that come with modern social media? In a recent article in Psychology Today, Dr. Victoria Dunkley discusses the many effects of social media on

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Student Online Relationships

More and more, teens are opting for virtual relationships over those developed in-person. Generation Z will often build relationships with the people they meet on apps, video game chatrooms, and other internet-based platforms. This leads to decreased people skills that are vital to success later in life. Click HERE to read more about fostering relational skills in

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Adrian’s Story 

  “Deanna and I met through friends at a party one night, and ended up going home together. Not long after, we found out that Deanna was pregnant. She was 19, and I was 18. I didn’t know what to do besides tell her, ‘Everything will be ok. I will not leave you. I’ll help

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Screen Time Discouraged for Children

The World Health Organization is recommending no screen time for children under one year old and limiting sedentary screen time to one hour per day for children under five years old. The guidelines state that these recommendations along with better sleep and exercise will result in healthier adults. “Previous generations worried about the impact of

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Google Docs: The New Social Platform for Teens

The latest trend for communicating during school hours is to use Google Docs to chat with their friends. The app has become a staple in the workplace and in schools, as the program offered through Google offers easy sharing, collaboration and automatically saves the users work. Furthermore, more than one person can be working on

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Teen Slang: Do You Know the Meaning?

Slang terms are ever evolving and are an integral part of growing up. A word or abbreviation can add significant meaning or emotion to a message or text. Slang helps teens define their connections, feel accepted and gain independence. Keeping up on teen slang and lingo may seem daunting; however, understanding the language teens communicate with verbally and

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Marijuana & Psychosis

Whenever anyone opposes the topic of marijuana they are challenged to back up their opposition with recent scientific evidence. A recently published study in The Lancet involving, among others, researchers at King’s College London, compared 900 people who had been treated for psychosis with 1,200 people who had not. Groups were surveyed on a number of factors, including

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Navigating a Technological World

“Have you identified some specific concerns about your teens? Is it their impatience? Their multitasking that you interpret as rude? Entitlement attitudes? Not enough sleep? Complaining? Academic apathy? Quick boredom? Depression? Believe it or not, it’s not their fault they are that way.” In her book, Screens and Teens: Connecting With Our Kids In a Wireless

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Is an Internet Filter Enough to Protect Your Family From Graphic Content?

Internet filters can have a large role in protecting children from pornography, mainly limiting or delaying their exposure to it. Unfortunately, internet filters are not enough in permanently blocking children from ever seeing pornography. According to Covenant Eyes, an internet filter alone is not a good, safe internet solution because: Filters will always have a way

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