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Nearly Half Of US Youth Have Been Stalked/Harassed By Partners

A new, first-of-its-kind Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds that 48% of 12-18-year-olds who have been in a relationship have been stalked or harassed by a partner, and 42% have stalked or harassed a partner. Read the article here.

Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls

Even if you’ve talked to your kids about screen time and responsible online behavior, it’s important to maintain some sort of parental control on social media. Read the full article here.

A Massachusetts Cit Decides To Recognize Polyamorous Relationships

The city of Somerville has broadened the definition of domestic partnership to include relationships between three or more adults, expanding access to health care. Read the article here.

How ‘Peer Contagion’ May Play Into The Rise Of Teen Girls Transitioning

The new book “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters” explores the connection between rising teen transgender identification and peer contagion. Read the article here.

Racism Is Rampant In Porn: 3 Beautiful Ways To Help Kids Reject Both

Not only is pornography teaching toxic messages about sex, it’s also a cesspool of racism. Read the article here.

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

Protect Young Minds shares some expert advice on parenting your children around electronic devices. Read the full article here.

Connecticut Transgender Policy Found To Violate Title IX

Connecticut’s policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal funding and influence others to do the same. Read the article here.

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.