Mar 12, 2021
NYC School Encourages Kids To Stop Using Words Like ‘Mom,’ ‘Dad’ In “Inclusive Language’ Guide
A Manhattan private school aiming to use more “inclusive language” is encouraging its students to stop using the terms “mom,” “dad” and “parents” because the words make “assumptions” about kids’ home lives. Read the article here.
Mar 10, 2021
Teens’ Sex Lives Are At The Center Of The New HBO Max Series ‘Genera+ion’
Teens in ‘Genera+ion’ swear, drink and have sex. So do many real high schoolers, despite what some parents think. Read the article here.
Mar 1, 2021
The Trouble With Boys: What Lies Behind The Flood Of Teenage Sexual Assault Stories?
Young women are being failed by a society that seems unable – or unwilling – to address rape culture and its grave consequences. Read the article here.
Mar 1, 2021
An AI Is Training Counselors To Deal With LGBT Teens In Crisis
Feb 26, 2021
Mr. Potato Head Brand Goes Gender Neutral
Hasbro is dropping the Mr. from the Mr. Potato Head brand name and logo “to promote gender equality and inclusion,’’ the company said. Read the article here.
Feb 25, 2021
Passports May Soon Include A New Option For Gender Identity
Activists are pushing President Biden to uphold a campaign promise to add the nonbinary designation “X” to federal IDs. Read the article here.
Feb 25, 2021
This “TikTok Meets Tinder” Dating App Wants To Help Gen Z Connect
As Gen Z enters the dating scene, this app wants to leave swiping right behind and use TikTok-esque short-form videos to connect young daters. Read the article here.
Feb 25, 2021
Sending Nudes: Starting The Convo Early – 3 Tips For Smart Parents
Kids are growing up in a world where sending nudes is the norm. Read the article here.
Feb 24, 2021
Sending Nudes: Starting the Convo Early–3 Tips for Smart Parents
Mandy Majors from Protect Young Minds shares some tips on beginning the difficult talk about sexting with your children. Read the full article here.
Feb 22, 2021
Watch Out For The Signs Of Teen Dating Violence
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, or TDVAM… learn more about the signs of dating violence and how to address them. Read the full article here.
Feb 20, 2021
Tips and Scripts for Managing Screen Time When School Is Online
Call your kids’ activities what they are — playtime, work time, friend time, family time, downtime — and help kids take responsibility for what they can do and when. Read the full article here on Common Sense Media.
Feb 15, 2021
Why I Dread My Teenage Daughters Following Me Into The Ugly World Of Modelling
Constant rejection, predatory photographers, and the lingering fear of sexual assault. CLARE BOYD, who became a model at 15, issues a stark warning. Read the article here.
Feb 12, 2021
One Million Moms Boycotts American Girl’s ‘Girl Of The Year’ Doll Over LGBT Storyline
The doll’s backstory includes her visiting the farm of her great aunts, who are in a same-sex marriage. Read the article here.
Feb 8, 2021
How Smartphones Can Help You Become Trans
Plume is a new medical service that allows people to go online and get whatever they want… including gender reassignment hormones and medical letters of support for reassignment surgery… all without actually seeing a doctor. Read the article here.
Feb 8, 2021
1 In 5 Americans Has An STD: CDC
According to 2018 data, one in five people in the United States probably carries a sexually transmitted infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Read the article here.
Feb 5, 2021
JoJo Siwa’s Coming-Out Showed How Gen Z Is Doing It Differently
The children’s entertainer announced she is queer in a way that feels different from the past. Read the article here.
Feb 3, 2021
How to Talk to Teens About Dealing with Online Predators
Check out this Common Sense Media script to kick off a conversation with your kids around dealing with online predators. Read the full article here.
Jan 31, 2021
Parents’ Ultimate Guide To TikTok
Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid? Everything you need to know about this popular musical singing and sharing app is covered in this ultimate guide from Common Sense Media. Read the full article here.
Jan 20, 2021
Thinking “Not My Child!” Won’t Protect Your Kids From Sex Trafficking: Here Are 3 Ways That Work
What we know from the data is that any child or teen is vulnerable, but there are specific factors that make someone even more vulnerable to being groomed and exploited. Read the article from Protect Young Minds here.
Jan 18, 2021
New Trend Making Teens Vulnerable To Human Trafficking
How a trend to gain social media followers is making teens vulnerable to trafficking. Read the article here.