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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.

Author Nicole Morgan On The Church’s Role In Body Shaming

Author Nicole Morgan talks body shaming, the church, and her experience wrestling with her body image in the context of her church community. Read the full article here.

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.

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.