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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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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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