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Backlash Against Bumble For Anti-Celibacy Ads

Recently Bumble, an online dating platform, came out with an advertising campaign that disses celibacy. Some of the ads included phrases like "You know full well a vow of celibacy is not the answer" and "Thou shalt not give up on dating...

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The Rise (And Dangers) Of #BookTok

Due to social media apps like TikTok, it has become easier for teens, tweens, and even younger children to stumble upon different online communities. One community in particular, #BookTok, has become popular on TikTok over the past couple of years,...

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The 2024 Dirty Dozen List REVEALED!

The annual Dirty Dozen List, published by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), aims to hold twelve organizations accountable for "facilitating, enabling, and even profiting from sexual abuse and exploitation." This list...

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The Rise of Deepfake P*rnography

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is causing a new problem: deepfakes. Deepfakes, according to the Department of Homeland Security, "utilize a form of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) to create believable, realistic videos,...

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What Parents Should Know About TikTok

TikTok has become quite popular with teens over the past couple of years. According to a PEW Research Center report published in 2023, "58% of U.S. teens are daily users of TikTok and 1 in 5 teens say they're on TikTok 'almost...

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7 Tips on Talking to Your Kids About the Dangers of Porn

Pornography can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about with your children, but it doesn't have to be! The presence of pornography on the internet and social media has become more prominent over the years, so while it may be an uncomfortable...

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Roblox - The Online Gaming Platform that has Many Parents on Guard

Roblox is an online gaming platform for many user-created games. According to their website, "Roblox is the ultimate virtual universe that lets you create, share experiences with friends, and be anything you can imagine." There are gaming...

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2 Major Ways to Help Prevent Child Sex Abuse

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) recently published an article highlighting two main tactics to help prevent online and offline child sexual abuse: Preventing predator's online access to children Preventing pornography...

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Online Sextortion and How it May Affect your Kids

Minors, especially young males, have recently been affected by a particular type of extortion called sextortion. According to an article from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), "Sexual extortion [sextortion] is the use of sexual...

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Gen-Z Youth, Ages 13-24, are Sick of ´╗┐Hypersexualization

In a new study conducted by UCLA, 47.5% of Gen-Z age youth, ages 13-24, "think that sex and romance are too prominent in TV shows and movies." 51.5% say they want to see more realistic friendships and platonic relationships in the TV shows...

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