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Among Teens, Transgender Males Are Most Likely To Attempt Suicide, Study Says

Gender identity strongly influences the likelihood a teen will attempt suicide, a new study finds. Read the article here.

How To Warn Against Porn Without Scaring Your Child

How exactly can we warn against pornography without traumatizing our child? Read the article here.

Pornhub Wants To Be A Lifestyle Brand

Pornhub is already the biggest porn distribution platform ever, but now it wants to become a brand that anyone would talk about out loud, and just maybe, someday, wear on a T-shirt. Read the article here.

Talk to Your Kids About Porn

Natasha Singh shares a handful of reasons why it’s critical that parents have conversation around porn (and sex) with their kids. Read the full article here.

Making It Insta Official: The Ever-Evolving Rules Of Being A Couple Online

Madeline Buxton talks about the complexities of dating relationships in a social media world. Read the full article here.

STDs Hit Record High, Resistant Gonorrhea Emerges

The U.S. saw a record number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in 2017, marking the fourth straight year of sharp increases in gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the rest of the article here.

Talk To Your Kids About Porn

Many teens will be exposed to it anyway—often unintentionally—and they need the guidance of their parents to process what they’ve seen. Read the article here.

Scroll-Free September: NHS Endorses Mental Health Campaign To Get Children To Give Up Social Media For One Month

During the month of September, at least 300,000 young people will be taking a break from social media. Read the full article here.

Yes, Teens Are Texting and Using Social Media Instead Of Reading Books

The Washington Post shares research on social media and texting instead of reading books. Read the full article here.

For Parents: My Child Just Told Me They Struggle With Porn. Now What?

Fight the New Drug shares some practical tips for parents who found out their child is struggling with pornography. Read the full article here.

Parents: What’s Better Than Internet Filters? Actual Conversations About Porn

Fight The New Drug shares practical tips around having conversations with your kids about pornography. Read the full article here.

Tinder Is Rolling Out A College-Only Service, Tinder U

The functionality is exactly the same as regular Tinder, although the UI looks slightly different: a badge depicting users’ universities will be displayed on their main profile image. Read the article here.

Facebook Releasing Dating Features

Trusted Reviews shares information on Facebook’s new dating features, currently in pre-release. Though the younger generation is not as active on Facebook, this could cause a shift in the future of the platform for youth culture. Read the full article here.

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.

Can Your Soul Survive Facebook and Twitter?

Relevant Magazine shares thoughts on social media and it’s effect on our souls. Read the full article here.

Teens Are Seeking Out Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters, Doctors Warn

A new phenomenon called Snapchat dysmorphia has popped up. Read the article here.

Studies Reveal Revenge Porn Survivors Suffer Similar Trauma As Sexual Assault Survivors

Nonconsensual pornography is a relatively new phenomenon that has grown substantially in the past few years and involves uploading nude or semi-nude images/videos of a person online without their consent. Read the article here.

How Do Photo Retouching Apps Affect Impressionable Teens On Social Media?

Facetune and Facetune 2, which can instantly zap away perceived imperfections on any photo, have together been downloaded a whopping 50 million times since the first one was launched in 2013. Read the article here.

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.

Teenagers Increasingly Prefer Family Time To Sex, Study Suggests

Survey finds 16 to 18-year-olds also drinking less and focusing more on education. Read the article here.