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Encourage Teens To Discuss Relationships, Experts Say

Healthcare providers and parents should begin talking to adolescents in middle school about healthy romantic and sexual relationships and mutual respect for others, a doctors’ group urges. Read full article here.

The World’s Largest Porn Company Is Targeting Your Children Through Video Games

Article talks about online and virtual reality games that have access to viewing pornography. Read article here.

What You Need To Know About Sextortion

Sextortion is the fastest growing crime against teens today. This is when people hold sexting photos and content for ransom. Read full article here.

What To Do When Your Child Is Accused Of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior

Chicago Tribune addresses that sexual offenders are sometimes children themselves, and how important healthy sexual education from a young age in order to prevent this. Read full article here.

3 Tips to Talk with the Parents of Your Child’s Porn-Viewing Friend

Covenant Eyes shares some advice around talking to the parents of your child’s porn-viewing friend. Read full article here.

My Child’s Friend Has A Problem With Pornography! What Should I Do?

You’re probably taking great steps to safeguard your kids against pornography. Have you thought about how pornography may be affecting their friends? Read the article from Protect Young Minds here.

Josh Harris Is Kissing ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ Goodbye

Harris has released a statement apologizing for I Kissed Dating Goodbye and announcing that he will be discontinuing its publication. Read the article here.

Amost Half Of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift

Forty percent of all births in the U.S. now occur outside of wedlock, up from 10 percent in 1970. Read the article here.

Preteens’ HPV Shot Won’t Encourage Early Sex, Study Says

Despite some parents’ fears, girls who get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) do not see it as permission to have sex, a new study finds Read the article here.

Emoji Codes And What Parents Should Know

Staysafeonline.org shares common phrases communicated with emojis and why parents should be aware. Read the full blog here.

Parents Teach Firstborns About Sex, But Not Their Later Kids

Younger siblings are less likely than firstborns to hear about the birds and the bees from their parents, a new study suggests. Read the article here.

What’s Wrong With A Little Porn When You’re Married?

Nicholas Black from Harvest USA talks pornography in marriage, and shares how destructive it can be. Read the full article here.

If Instagram Has A Strict “No Nudity” Policy, Why Is There So Much Porn On The App?

Fight The New Drug talks Instagram and how despite their “no nudity” policy, there is lots of pornographic material available on the app. This is helpful information for parents who aren’t aware of the downsides to the app. Read the full article here.

Put A Ring On It? Millennial Couples Are In No Hurry

“Fast sex, slow love” is the term being used to describe the lenient dating habits of the next generation. Read the full article here.

Checked Off ‘The Talk’ With Your Teen? Not So Fast: Once Isn’t Enough

New research from Brigham Young University family life professor Laura Padilla-Walker suggests that when it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough. Read the article here.

Put A Ring On It? Millennial Couples Are In No Hurry

Young adults not only marry and have children later than previous generations, they take more time to get to know each other before tying the knot. Read the article here.

Checked Off “The Talk’ With Your Teen? Not So Fast: Once Isn’t Enough

Laura Padilla-Walker talks about having “the talk” and why you should enter that conversation more than once. Read the full article here.

Is Your Teen Hiding Sexting Photos In A Fake Calculator App?

Your teens calculator app? It could be a digital safe, hiding photos they don’t want you to see. Read the article here.

How To Talk To Teenagers About Consent, Boundaries And Self-Control

Today.com talks about boundaries, self-control, and consent with teenagers… and how important it is to have these conversations. Read the full article here.

4 Things That Might Be Affecting Your Daughter’s Body Image

Cleveland Clinic shares 4 things that may be affecting your daughter’s body image. Read the full article here.