News

Once You Hit Send, It’s On The Internet Forever

Salem News talks sexting, gives some tips, and exposes some of the reasons that kids engage in the act. Read the full article here.

7 Inconvenient Truths About Pornography

Sean McDowell takes a look at the book The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography by Matt Fradd.

Read the blog post here.

Most U.S. Teens Aren’t ‘Doing It’

Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today’s teens are always looking to “hook-up.” But new federal research says it’s just not so. Read the article here.

13 Reasons Why Suicide Is The Worst Option

In the wake of the popular TV series “13 Reasons Why” it’s important for parents to have tools to engage in these conversations. Greg Stier shares 13 reasons why suicide is the worst possible option for handling challenges and struggles in life. Read the full article here.

Talking To Our Kids About Cyberbullying

Alex Mcdaniel with the Oxford Eagle talks about the importance of addressing and communicating regarding cyberbullying with your kids, as soon as possible. Read the full article here.

How To Talk To Kids About Sexuality: It’s Not Just About Sex

Dr Julie Slattery shares practical ways to begin the conversation around sex and sexuality with your kids on the Christian Post. Read the full article here.

The Emergence Of The ‘Pornosexual’: Internet Users Who Shun Sex With Real People

According to Medical Daily, The term describes someone whose “sexual orientation is linked solely to porn.” Read the full article here.

Teens Invent ‘Smart Straw’ To Combat Date Rape

Three teenagers have developed a “Smart Straw,” which detects common date rape drugs in drinks. Read the article here.

Adam Savage From “Mythbusters” Explains Porn’s Harms In A Genius Way

Adam Savage, one of the main masterminds behind the show “Mythbusters,” shares how he explained the many issues with pornography to his kids in a helpful way.  Read the full article here.

Teen Birth Rate Hits Historic Low In U.S.

Teen births continue to decline in the United States, with health officials reporting a 9 percent drop from 2013 to 2014. Read the article here.

‘Tinder For Teens’? The Dark Side Of A Teen App Called ‘Yellow’

In the App store, Yellow is billed as an easy and free way to build friends. Safety experts see it as an easy and free way to connect with total strangers. Learn more about the app here.

Sneaky Teen Texting Codes: What They Mean, When To Worry

Columnist Jennifer Jolly has tips on what they mean, when to be alarmed and when not to worry about texting codes. Read the article here.

5 Simple Ways You Can Fight Sex-Trafficking In Your Daily Life

Fight The New Drug shares 5 simple, practical ways that you can fight sex-trafficking in your daily life. As youth leaders, awareness is a big step towards fighting sex-trafficking as a whole, and protecting future victims. Read the full article here.

Facebook Deals With Massive Revenge Porn, Sextortion Allegations

Every month Facebook considers nearly 54,000 cases of suspected revenge porn or sexual extortion on its platform says a new story from the Guardian.com. Read the article here.

Wisconsin Lawmaker Wants ‘Stealthing’ Classified as Sex Assault

A Wisconsin lawmaker is trying to classify the new trend “Stealthing” as a form of sexual assault. Read the full article here.

The Sex Talk Isn’t Enough: How Parents Can Teach Teens About Healthy Relationships

The Washington Post shares the importance of conversation regarding healthy relationships in addition to sexual education. Read the full article here.

May Is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Forbes Magazine shares some information regarding the current state of teen pregnancy and some tools being implemented to fight teen pregnancy as a part of the initiative. Read the full article here.

Online Dangers: Sexting

Todd Wilton from Homeland Security says some inappropriate images sent can end up going global once they’re uploaded online, and being seeing by predators around the world. Read the full article here.

Age-Verification Now Required On All Porn Sites In The UK

On April 28th, The United Kingdom officially announced that all porn sites will require age-verification. Read the full article here.

Man Spends Over $30K To Become ‘Trans-Species’ Elf

A 25-year-old Argentinian man from Buenos Aires has reportedly spent over $32,000 in an attempt to transform himself into an elf. Read the article here.