News | Topic: Media Discernment
Oct 5, 2021
MeToo, The Music Video: The Disastrous Legacy Of ‘Blurred Lines’
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’s song caused a furore. Now its ‘main girl’ Emily Ratajkowski has made serious allegations against Thicke. Read the article here.
Sep 3, 2021
JoJo Siwa To Compete On ‘Dancing With the Stars’ With Same-Sex Partner
This is the first time a same-sex pairing has competed in the U.S. version of the dance competition. Read the article here.
Apr 1, 2021
Marvel Introduces A Gay Captain America: 3 Reflections For The Church
Sean McDowell blogs about a new comic series from Marvel that will introduce the first LGBTQ individual to pick up the mantle of Captain America. Read his 3 reflections for the church by clicking here.
Mar 19, 2021
Is Anime Safe For Kids?
Protect Young Minds offers tips to find age-appropriate anime shows. Read the article here.
Mar 10, 2021
Teens’ Sex Lives Are At The Center Of The New HBO Max Series ‘Genera+ion’
Teens in ‘Genera+ion’ swear, drink and have sex. So do many real high schoolers, despite what some parents think. Read the article here.
Nov 30, 2020
‘Transhood’: New HBO Max Documentary ‘More Exploitative Than Cuties’
A new HBO Max documentary raises new questions about the transgender debate and how parents play a role in shaping their children’s gender identity, and it has prompted calls to boycott the streaming service. Read the article here.
Nov 2, 2020
Erotic Lit And Young Minds – How Hyper-Sexualized Fiction Harms Girls And Boys
Protect Young Minds interviews Lacy Bentley about kid access to erotic lit and more. Read or watch the interview here.
May 16, 2019
Are Teenagers Having As Much Sex As ‘Riverdale’ Thinks They Are?
Riverdale portrays teens from ages 14-18 engaging in sexual acts. In fact, it’s rare to find a character on the show who hasn’t had their moment in the sexual spotlight. But are real teens of the same age having sex at the rate that the CW show suggests? Read the article here.
Mar 1, 2019
Is “After” The New “50 Shades of Grey” For Kids?
The movie “After” is coming to the big screen, originally written online as a Harry Styles fan fiction series. Read more about the movie here.
Jan 24, 2019
Teen Shows Like Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ Can Get Wildly Explicit. But Should They?
What’s different about “Sex Ed” as opposed to, say, “Orange is the New Black,” is that the new series is aimed at teenagers as well as adults. Read the article here.
Aug 25, 2018
The Problem With Kanye’s Casual Endorsement of Porn
Marlo Safi shares her thoughts on Kanye’s recent endorsement of porn in a thoughtful article. Read the full piece here.
Jul 26, 2018
New Movie, “Eighth Grade” Highlights Social Media’s Effect On Children
A new film, “Eighth Grade,” tackles the experience of an adolescent girl finishing out middle school, and highlights the effects of social media on her life. Read the full article here.
Warning: The film has been given an R-rating.
Feb 8, 2018
Fifty Shades Of Abuse: 5 Lies Every Girl Needs To Recognize And Reject
Normalize the exploitation of women, rake in the money, and ignore the social consequence! It’s a pattern that’s been used by the porn industry since Playboy was first introduced. Read the entire article here.
Mar 30, 2017
The ‘Princess Industrial Complex’ Is Inescapable – Is That Bad For Girls?
Some experts say the key to living happily ever after could be limiting your kids’ exposure to their favorite princesses. Read the article here.
Sep 1, 2016
LGBT Acceptance Is On The Rise Among Global Parents
Global parents’ views of the LGBT community are loosening up — and entertainment has a powerful influence upon their attitudes, according to a new study.
Read the article here.
Jul 25, 2016
Kids Media Companies Become Inclusive of LGBT Characters
The Cassandra Report reports that “today’s youth want to see the real world reflected in entertainment, and that includes LGBT characters, particularly as Gen Z demonstrates an open-minded attitude.”
Read the full article here.
Feb 22, 2016
Talking About “Sexting”
Kids may “sext” to show off or prove their love. Common Sense Media shares how to discuss the consequences. Read the article here.
Oct 9, 2015
Book Sex: Required Reading Too Hot For Teens?
What is the proper role of literature containing graphic subject matter in the high school classroom?
Read the article here.
Aug 27, 2015
I’m a Duke Freshman. Here’s Why I Refused To Read ‘Fun Home.’
As a Christian, freshman Brian Grasso knew his beliefs and identity would be challenged at Duke University. He explains why he opted out of an assignment for incoming students to read the graphic novel “Fun Home.” Read his article here.
Aug 25, 2015
Duke University Freshmen Refuse To Read ‘Fun Home’ For Moral Reasons
Incoming freshmen at Duke University are reportedly refusing to read their summer novel, Fun Home – an LGBT graphic novel – due to their Christian and moral beliefs.
Read the article here.