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New Snapchat Parental Controls

For many years, Snapchat has been one of the most popular social media apps for teenagers. However, it is also one of the most dangerous apps for young people. Between unwanted geolocation and inappropriate Discover pages, it's no wonder parents...

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New Top Apps: NGL & BeReal

As parents, it is easy to feel out of the loop on current teen trends and pop culture. However, it is vital for parents to strive to understand the ways that trends could impact their children, such as with apps on phones or other devices. Two such...

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Spring Cleaning Your Media

Springtime is in full swing—as is spring cleaning! While many families clean out their homes, cars and garages, you might consider giving your family's media consumption a spring cleaning and continue to protect your kids from the dangers...

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Teen Social Media Tips

According to the Mayo Clinic, 97% of teenagers are on at least one social media platform, with 45% of teenagers reporting that they are online almost constantly. Social media is an important, but consuming, part of being a teenager today. While...

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The TikTok Sick

According to a survey, 63% of Americans ages 12-17 use TikTok on a weekly basis. We have highlighted many dangers and pitfalls of TikTok for young people before. In the last two years, we have seen mental illnesses skyrocket. Often, this is...

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The Metaverse: What Parents Need to Know

You have probably been hearing more about the "metaverse" lately, often in reference to Meta, Facebook's new re-branded name. While the idea behind the metaverse isn't new, it is seeming more and more real lately—especially...

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TikTok is the Social Media Template

Many parents don't allow their children to use TikTok in order to protect them from the many harms of the popular social-networking app. From predators to pornography and even ads for free birth control, TikTok is rife with dangerous...

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Snapchat Testifies in Congress

*Warning: link contains screenshots from Snapchat with graphic content.* On October 26, Jennifer Stout, Snapchat's VP of Global Public Policy, testified about social media companies' role in protecting kids online. When questioned regarding...

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Cyberbullying and Your Child

While cyberbullying isn't talked about as much as it used to be, it is still an incredibly prominent issue for young people today. According to a 2018 Pew Research study, 59% of American teens have been bullied or harassed online, and more...

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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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