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Experts Warn of Teens’ Secret Digital Lives

The Columbus Dispatch talks about the prevalence of “Secret Digital Lives” among teenagers. Read the full article here.

What’s “Upskirting,” And How Does Porn Culture Feed This Twisted Trend?

Fight the New Drug shares information about a disturbing new trend, “Upskirting” and speaks about how porn culture has influenced it. Read the full article here.

Fluid Fashion – Brands Focus On Gender Neutral Clothing

Young people today, especially Gen Zs, are more open-minded about definitions of gender, and are using style as a means to express their beliefs. Read the report here.

Police Warn Parents Of Social Media’s Role In Human Trafficking

Human trafficking doesn’t just happen in big cities, it happens everywhere and a big part, according to Michigan State Police, is because of social media. Read the article here.

Freckling: The New Dating Trend Of The Summer

In the constantly changing dating climate, it’s important to be aware of the terms that teenagers are using around relationships. Freckling is one of the newest trends to be aware of. Read the full article here.

What You Want, Whenever You Want It: How Porn Fuels An Instant-Gratification Mindset

Fight The New Drug shares an article talking about the problematic instant-gratification tendencies that come from porn use. Read the full article here.

You Asked: Should I Ditch My Smartphone?

Time Magazine shares thoughts on the effects of cell phone use on our memory, human interaction, and meaning in relationships. Read the full article here.

8 Need-To-Know Facts About Sexting And Revenge Porn

Fight The New Drug shares 8-need-to-know facts about sexting and revenge porn. Read the full article here.

The Sin Of Silence: The Epidemic Of Denial About Sexual Abuse In The Evangelical Church

From the article in The Washington Post:

“So many Christian churches in the United States do so much good — nourishing the soul, comforting the sick, providing services, counseling congregants, teaching Jesus’s example, and even working to fight sexual abuse and harassment. But like in any community of faith, there is also sin — often silenced, ignored and denied — and it is much more common than many want to believe. It has often led to failures by evangelicals to report sexual abuse, respond appropriately to victims and change the institutional cultures that enabled the abuse in the first place.”

Read the rest of the article here.

9 Serious Issues Porn Culture Is Fueling In High Schools

Fight the New Drug shares 9 issues that porn culture is making worse in high schools. Read the full article here.

9 Terms That Define Modern Dating

In the ever-changing world of dating, it’s important to understand the language and terms around relationships. Read the full article here.

3 Porn Sites Get More U.S. Web Traffic Than Wikipedia, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, eBay and Netflix

Relevant Magazine shares the eye-opening reality of porn’s popularity in an article highlighting the excessive traffic many porn site receive on a daily basis. Read the full article here.

A Shocking Number Of Young Women Are In Abusive Relationships – But Many Don’t Know The Signs

Knowing the signs of domestic abuse and controlling behavior is incredible important for young people, especially young women. Read the full article here.

LGBTQ Teens Feel Unsafe And Unwelcome, Despite Growing Support For Rights

They still report depression and anxiety at high levels as they say their schools and families aren’t willing or able to meet their needs. Read the article here.

Live Streaming Apps Put Young Teens At Risk For Sex Predators, Advocates Warn

The rise in popularity of livestreaming apps is putting young teens and pre-teens at growing risk of becoming victims of sex predators and distributors of child porn, advocates say. Read the article here.

‘Cricketing’ is The Text Habit Breaking Up Relationships

If you’ve heard your kids talking about being “cricketed,” this is what they’re referring to. Read the full article here.

Sexting, Sexual Harassment and Scorecard Scripts: How Media Teaches Teens About Relationships When Parents Stay Silent

Even if young adults don’t agree with the idea that men who “score” with lots of women are more popular, they still know about it and are shaped by it. Read the full article here.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a serious problem, both in North America and all around the world. Read the blog post from Jim Burns of HomeWord here.

Feeling Lonely? How to Stop Social Media From Making You So Lonely

TODAY shares some helpful tips in using social media media more effectively, and avoiding the loneliness that often accompanies it. Read the full article here.

4 Ways To Keep Social Media From Damaging Your Body Image

Emily Fonnesbeck from KSL News shares 4 helpful tips to keep social media from damaging your body image. Read the full article here.