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TikTok App Updates Parental Controls

This year, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) added the popular social media platform, TikTok, to its annual Dirty Dozen List. The organization cited a lack of sufficient parental controls as a danger to the safety of minors. TikTok...

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Teen Vogue Encourages Sexting Amidst Quarantine

  As self-quarantining continues across the nation in the midst of COVID-19, teens are spending even more time using technology. Phones have gone beyond being the primary means of socialization for teens, they are now the only means of...

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What is Hoop?

A new app called Hoop, has made its way to the top of the App Store Social Media charts. It does not take long for one to realize that the app is Tinder for teenagers. Users are shown a profile and are able to swipe left or right based on...

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Snapchat Is Not Harmless

You've probably heard it said that Snapchat is dangerous for young children and teenagers. Maybe you think it's the easiest way to communicate with teens using fun filters, pictures and videos. But whether your kids realize it or not, by...

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The Lost Art of Civility

We live in a world where the term "pro-life" is so often equated with political affiliation. It is hard for many people to have a conversation about being pro-life without a heated debate about politics ensuing. As Christians, how are we called to...

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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...

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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...

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5 Technology Rules for Parents

In a recent article in Fast Company magazine Sonia said when she was younger, she could hardly wait to participate in social media. Upon reflection, she later wrote: "Several months ago, when I turned 13, my mom gave me the green...

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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...

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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...

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