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Parents’ Ultimate Guide to TikTok

Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid? Chances are, your kids are spending (or wanting to spend) some time on this app during quarantine. Common Sense media shares everything you need to know about this popular musical singing and sharing app. Read the full article here.

How to Tell Who Your Kid Is Talking to Online⁠—and How to Keep Their Convos Cool

Meeting online has been a real lifesaver for many kids during the quarantine, but it’s still important for parents to make sure their online interactions are safe. Read the full article here.

Why Increased Traffic To Porn Sites During The COVID-19 Crisis Is Problematic, And What We Can Do About It

Fight The New Drug talks about the Porn usage spike that’s happened during the Coronavirus crisis, why that’s a big problem and what we can do about it. Read the full article here.

Screen Time and the Brain: Expert Advice on Electronic Addiction and Teaching Kids Healthy Tech Habits

Protect Young Minds talks about screen time and the adolescent brain, and teaching kids healthy tech habits. Read the full article here.

Child Sexual Abuse Images and Online Exploitation Surge During Pandemic

With tech companies’ moderation efforts constrained by the pandemic, distributors of child sexual exploitation material are growing bolder, using major platforms to try to draw audiences. Read the full article here.

Christians Battling Porn Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Need More Than Jesus, Josh McDowell Says

Apologist and author Josh McDowell says that pastors and the church must step up and have conversations around pornography for Christians in isolation. Read the full article here.

Pornography And Our Teens

We need to take a very proactive approach to prevention. Read the article here.

How Planned Parenthood Got Teens To Start Talking To Its Sex Ed Chatbot

Planned Parenthood felt it’s sex ed chatbot wasn’t getting enough questions, then a YouTube campaign called Roo High School—a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards—helped spread the word. Read the article here.

Why Teenagers Seeking Abortions Are Texting ‘Abby’

Teenagers seeking an abortion now have a text line to “help” them navigate parental consent laws and get legal and financial assistance. Read the article here.

7 Tactics A Child Predator Uses To Lure Kids: Red Flag Phrases Every Parent Needs To Know

Learning about the tactics and tricks child predators use will help parents be more aware. Read the article here.

The Problem With Pornhub Offering Premium Site Access For Free To Everyone Quarantined In Italy

Pornhub recently gave premium access to all individuals being quarantined in Italy for the Coronavirus. Read the full article here.

Teens Who Feel Empowered Are Less Likely To Bully, Commit Sexual Violence

Coping mechanisms that help adolescents thrive and do well, even in the face of stress and adversity, are important to preventing interpersonal violence. Read the article here.

Healthy Sex vs. Porn Sex: 7 Crucial Comparisons to Teach Your Kid

Pornography is manipulating the way children think and feel about sex… kids need a powerful and persuasive comparison between healthy sex and porn sex. Read the full article here.

Young Women Often Face Sexual Harassment Online – Including On Dating Sites And Apps

Online dating has grown in popularity, but many young women report experiencing some form of harassment on these platforms, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Read the article here.

The New Bipartisan War On Porn

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Ben Sasse called for the Justice Department to investigate Pornhub, the 34th most popular website in the United States. Read the full article here.

Gay Lesbian Teens At High Odds For Physical, Sexual Abuse

Overall, LGBQ teens face roughly twice the risk of physical violence compared with straight youth, the surveys revealed. Read the article here.

Alabama Bill Would Ban Transgender Surgery For Teens

State senators voted overwhelmingly, 22-3, to approve a bill that would make it a felony for doctors and other medical providers to prescribe hormone blockers or surgeries for minors seeking to treat gender dysphoria. Read the article here.

Teen Moms At High Risk For Depression, Anxiety

As if being a teen mom isn’t hard enough, two-thirds of young mothers are grappling with at least one mental health issue, researchers say. Read the article here.

Credit Card Companies Should Stop Partnering With Porn Websites

Visa, Mastercard, and Discover partner with the pornography industry… despite it’s clear ties to sex trafficking and rape. Read the full article here.

Sweden: 1,500 Percent Documented Rise In Gender Dysphoria In Teens Since 2008

Mirroring other Western countries, the nation of Sweden has documented an astronomical rise in gender dysphoria diagnoses among teenagers in the past decade. Read the article here.