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Internet Safety: A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Safe

Spectrum news provides a comprehensive list of things parents should be aware of in regards to internet safety. Read the full article here.

5 Apps to Help Curb Your Kid’s Social Media Addiction

Renee Johnson shares 5 apps that are designed to limit overuse on social media. Read the full article here.

#YouTubeWakeUp: What You Need To Know About The Child Exploitation Crisis On YouTube

Fight the New Drug shares an eye-opening article, highlighting the problem of Child Exploitation on Youtube. Read the full article here.

Christians, Let’s All Stop Doing These 15 Things On Social Media

Relevant Magazine encourages Christians to stop doing a list of things on Social Media. The list could be a helpful conversation starter with your kids or students in regards to their habits online. Read the full article here.

From Deepfake To “Cheap Fake,” It’s Getting Harder Than Ever To Tell What’s True On Your Favorite Apps And Websites

CBS News shares more information about the disturbing “deep fakes” trend, and highlights some of the possible ways it can affect our society. Read the full article here.

Teen Vogue Encourages Children To Explore Prostitution As A Career

On April 26, Teen Vogue posted an article titled “Why Sex Work is Real Work” by Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng. Read a response to that article and access the original here.

Youth Sexting Tied To Sexual Behavior, Mental Health Risks

But whether there’s a causal link, and in which direction, remains uncertain. Read the article here.

Boomerang Nude GIFs Are The Latest Sexting Trend

People are sending Boomeranged solicited nudes to one another. Read the article here.

What Age Should Parents Teach Their Children Healthy Sexuality?

Jim Burns of HomeWord provides some helpful suggestions to parents. Read his blog post here.

Chest Binding Helps Smooth the Way For Transgender Teens, But There May Be Risks

People who use binders report symptoms like back and chest pain, overheating and shortness of breath. Read the article here.

10 Secret Text Codes Teen Use

Parentology shares 10 secret text codes that parents must be aware of. Read the full article here.

Check Your Kid’s Phone For This Dangerous App

“Yellow” is a popular dating app that allows individuals to meet up with other snapchat friends in their area, but the age verification process isn’t very strict… allowing for older users to meet with kids. Read the full article here.

Pornhub Wants to Buy Tumblr So They Can Bring Porn Back to the Platform

Tumblr saw a massive drop in traffic when it banned adult content last year, and now Verizon—who owns Tumblr—is reportedly trying to sell it, according to a Wall Street Journal story. Read the full article here.

Snapchat Is Battling A Porn Studio Trying To Sneak X-Rated Lenses Past Its Censors

A porn studio called Naughty America is under fire from Snapchat after the app banned them from promoting themselves on the app, but the studio returned with new insidious ways to market themselves to users. Read the article here.

For Teens, Romances Where The Couple Never Meets Are Now Normal

A generation that lives online is redefining dating; ‘We only met for 20 minutes and that was the first and last time we ever saw each other.’ Read the article here.

4 Confessions About The Secret Porn World Of “Premium” Snapchat

Fight The New Drug shares information on the trend of “premium” snapchat accounts. Read the full article here.

Tinder Dating Among Teens: When Swipe-Right Culture Goes To High School

The massively popular dating app claims to block underage users. The only workaround? Lying. And everyone is doing it. Read the article here.

Montana Becomes 15th State to Recognize Public Health Harms of Porn

Montana just became the 15th state to pass a resolution recognizing the public health harms of pornography. Read the full article here.

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.

U.S. Birthrate Among Women In Teens, 20s Hits A 32-Year Low

Demographers and economists point to young people postponing marriage and starting families later in life, as well as lingering effects of the Great Recession, for the birthrate decline. Read the article here.