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Gen-Z Dictionary: Puriteen

Recently, the term “puriteen” has been used regularly online, especially on TikTok and Instagram. The term was created to describe a person who is perceived to be “sex-negative” because they aren’t receptive to the...

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New on Your Feed

Have you noticed anything different on your social media apps? Facebook and Instagram users now have the option of hiding likes on posts. While Facebook and Instagram have been testing this idea for a while, they finally followed through with making...

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Scrolling Encouragement

Are you looking for another way to have the Abstinence Clearinghouse in your life on a more regular basis? Our team has been working hard to create uplifting content for our Instagram followers throughout each week. Be encouraged in abstinence,...

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New Feature Protects Children on Instagram & Facebook Messenger

For years Instagram has been the #1 social media platform for child grooming for sexual abuse through direct messages. However, Instagram and Facebook Messenger now allow users to block direct messages, also known as DMs,...

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Standing Against TikTok Bullies

The cruelty of social media is not something Lizzie Velasquez is unfamiliar with, due to a condition condition she has that prevents her from gaining any weight. Since a YouTube video in 2006 dubbed her "World's Ugliest Woman," Lizzie...

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Reels: TikTok's Newest Competitor

If you're on Instagram, odds are you've noticed a new addition to your feed: Reels. Last week, Instagram released Reels, a new feature that allows users to record and share short videos with added filters, effects and music. Sound...

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It's Time to Talk About TikTok

The world renowned video streaming app TikTok has reached 800 million active users worldwide with over 2 billion downloads. Why should parents be conscious of these numbers? TikTok offers users who download the app the ability to search the app...

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Shifting Online Boundaries for Relationships

The 2019 State of Our Unions Report from the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, called iFidelity, found that today's young adults are more likely to cross online boundaries related to sex and romance and likely...

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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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