Jun 19, 2019
Nearly 40% of LGBTQ Youth Have Contemplated Suicide
A new study reports that nearly 40% of LGBTQ youth have contemplated suicide at some point. Read the full article here.
Jun 15, 2019
Instagram And Self-Harm: 1 In 3 Youth Who See Cutting Images Try It Themselves, Study Suggests
Young people who see images of cutting on Instagram are more likely to hurt themselves by imitating the act, and also are at higher risk for suicide, a new study suggests. Read the full article here.
Jun 8, 2019
Millions of Teens Identify Social Media As Key Cause of Worries About Body Image, New Research Reveals
Jun 4, 2019
People Who Use Dating Apps Are More Likely To Have Eating Disorders, Harvard Study Shows
People who use dating apps are more likely to have eating disorders, abuse laxatives or use other unhealthy weight management practices than people who don’t date online, Harvard researchers found in a new study published Friday in the Journal of Eating Disorders. Read the full article here.
May 18, 2019
One In Eight Adults Have had Suicidal Thoughts Over Body Image Concerns
A study in Britain found that millions of British adults have experienced suicidal thoughts or feelings due to their body image… pointing to the importance of having conversations with your kids about the effects of social media on self worth. Read the full article here.
May 12, 2019
Under Employers’ Gaze, Gen Z Is Biting Its Tongue On Social Media
NPR shares an article sharing how employers often view potential employees’ social media accounts to learn more about them. Read the full article here.
May 9, 2019
What Shapes Men’s Body Image? These New Findings May Surprise You
In today’s culture of social media and “fake news,” “fake bodies” (a.k.a. “computer-enhanced imaging”) have become a powerfully influential norm. Read the full article here.
May 6, 2019
Superheroes Make Long-Term Impact On Child Sexuality: Study
The New York Post discusses the affects that superheroes and unrealistic body types can have on children, even into adulthood. Read the full article here.
May 3, 2019
Teens Don’t Seem To Grow Out Of Problematic Cell Phone Use
Some teenagers develop a craving to use a cell phone during inappropriate times, and new research suggests it is not something that is likely to change as they become young adults. Read the full article here.
Apr 30, 2019
Unwanted Sexting Linked To Anxiety, Depression, and Low Self-Esteem
A new study shows early evidence that receiving unsolicited sexual imagery through text, or being coerced into sending it is associated with mental health distress. Read the full article here.
Apr 30, 2019
Female Artists Increasingly Portrayed With Sexually Suggestive Movements In Popular Music Videos
There has been a rise in sexually suggestive movements in popular music videos, according to a study published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Read the full article here.
Apr 27, 2019
Study: More People Are Reading the Bible This Year, But Many Believers Are Reading It Less
The 2019 version of the “State of the Bible” study from the American Bible Society and the Barna Group, found more people are consulting the Bible in 2019 than 2018, but of those who said they were “Bible-centered,” 9.9 million decreased their engagement with Scripture. Read the full article here.
Apr 23, 2019
U.S. Teen Girls At Risk In Dating Violence, Study Says
A study shows that teen girls are more at risk than boys in dating violence. Read the full article here.
Apr 19, 2019
50 Percent of Pastors Worry They’ll Offend People If They Speak About Social Issues
New Barna Group research focused on religious freedom, and reported 50 percent of pastors feel worried about speaking out on certain issues because they’re worried about offending people. Read the full article here.
Apr 16, 2019
Up To 1 In 13 Boys In U.S. Have Sex Before Adolescence
A new study shows that up to 1 in 13 boys in the United States have sex before adolescence, though it depends largely on where they live. Read the full article here.
Apr 12, 2019
Too Much, Too Young: Why We Need To Talk To Our Sons About Porn
Research has shown that viewing pornography affects boys’ attitudes towards sex and relationships. As parents we must help them sort fact from fantasy. Read Article Here.
Apr 11, 2019
Number Of American Adults Not Having Sex Reaches All-Time High, Report Says
The number of American adults reporting that they have not had sex in the past year hit a record high in 2018, data shows. Read the full article here.
Apr 10, 2019
Survey: Most Americans Now Believe Marriage Isn’t Important to Becoming An Adult
According to a recent survey, more than half of Americans say marriage isn’t important to becoming an adult. What’s more, 45 percent of American adults are single (people aged 18 and older). Read the full article here.
Apr 10, 2019
Study Finds Screen Time, Even Before Bed, Has Little Impact On Teen Well-Being
Contrary to many articles that we see, this study points to the little impact screen-time has on teen well-being. Read the full article here.
Apr 7, 2019
Could Family Breakfast Give Kids Good Body Image?
Eating breakfast as a family can help promote a positive body image for children and adolescents, a new study suggests. Read the full article here.
Apr 4, 2019
Investigation Reveals Sharp Rise In Hidden Links To Child Porn On Adult Porn Sites
A recent investigation by the anti-child porn organization Internet Watch Foundation reveals that there has been a sharp rise in criminals hiding child porn on apparently legal commercial adult pornography websites, as reported by The Guardian. Read the full article here.
Mar 25, 2019
New Study: As Teens Are Spending Less Time With Each Other, They Experience A Rise In Feelings Of Loneliness
Air Talk Radio shares a new study, on screen time and it’s impact on an adolescent’s social life, and his or her sense of social engagement. Read the full article here.
Mar 20, 2019
The Complicated Truth About Social Media and Body Image
BBC Future shares information around social media and it’s effects on our body image. Read the full article here.
Mar 15, 2019
Is Porn Making Young Men Impotent?
Up to a third of young men now experience erectile dysfunction. Some are turning to extreme measures such as penile implants… is porn to blame? Read the full article here.
Mar 10, 2019
One In Four Pre-Teen Suicides May Be LGBTQ Youth
Youth 12 to 14 years old who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender are much more likely to die by suicide than their heterosexual peers, a disparity that persists but becomes less pronounced by early adulthood, a U.S. study suggests. Read the full article here.
Mar 6, 2019
Stoned Love: Is Social Media As Addictive As Marijuana For Teens?
In a groundbreaking study, a University of California, San Diego (UCSD), psychiatrist is investigating whether social media affects the adolescent brain in the same way as cannabis. Read the full article here.
Feb 26, 2019
Have Smartphones Really Destroyed A Generation? We Don’t Know.
Researchers discuss the multiple questions and concerns surrounding technology and its influence on adolescents. Read article here.
Feb 24, 2019
Understanding The Teenage Brain
Understanding what goes on inside the teenage brain has been a preoccupation of parents from time immemorial, but over the last 20 years, neuroscientists have made real progress in understanding how the adolescent brain differs from the brains of both younger children and adults. Read Article Here.
Feb 21, 2019
Checked Off ‘The Talk’ With Your Teen? Not So Fast: Once Isn’t Enough
Patting yourself on the back for gritting through “the talk” with your kid? Not so fast: new research from 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 Article Here.
Feb 19, 2019
The ‘Likes’ Currency – When Social Media Becomes A Marketplace For Soft-Core Pornography
With the rise of technology and the acceptability of pornography, we have seen an increase in exposure and degradation. Read article here.
Feb 15, 2019
Study Finds High Rates Of Weight-Based Bullying Among LBGTQ Adolescents
The highest rates of weight-based victimisation occurred in LGBTQ adolescents with obesity (as many as 77 per cent reported these experiences)… Read the full article here.
Feb 12, 2019
Study: America’s Trust In Clergy Is At A Record Low
Relevant Magazine shares research on the public’s low trust in the members of the clerical profession. Read the full article here.
Feb 10, 2019
Why Doesn’t Sex Ed Cover Body Image?
Researchers have recommended that body image should be a core part of sex education curriculum. Read article here.
Feb 7, 2019
Generation Z Looks a Lot Like Millennials on Key Social and Political Issues
Pew Research Center shares a look into Gen Z’s views on political and social issues. Read the full article here.
Feb 4, 2019
10 Facts About Americans and Facebook
Pew Research Center shares 10 facts about Americans and Facebook. Read the full article here.
Feb 1, 2019
“No Harm In Looking, Right?” A Study Of Porn’s Impact On Self-Esteem
Fight The New Drug shares a study of pornography’s impact on self-esteem. Read the full article here.
Jan 25, 2019
10 Big Myths About Prostitution
Moral Revolution highlights 10 common misconceptions about prostitution and sex trafficking. Read the full article here.
Jan 13, 2019
Porn Consumption Rates Among Young Adults Are Seriously Underreported
Fight The New Drug shares research showing a lot more young adults watch porn that is actually reported. Read the full article here.
Jan 9, 2019
How Does Viewing Porn as a Child Impact Future Behavior and the Brain?
XXXChurch interviewed Steven Luff about porn usage in childhood and it’s effects on the brain. Read the full article or listen to the podcast here.
Jan 5, 2019
By The Numbers: Is The Porn Industry Connected to Sex Trafficking?
Fight The New Drug breaks down the numbers and shows the inseparable link between the porn industry and sex trafficking. Read the full article here.
Jan 2, 2019
Technology & Christmas: Tips for Monitoring Devices
Barna Group shares some info from Andy Crouch’s newest book, The Tech-Wise Family, and gives some helpful tips for keeping technology in it’s proper place for the holidays and beyond. Read the full article here.
Dec 13, 2018
Social Media And It’s Impact On Body Image, According To Research
A recent research study discloses how the use of social media could affect the self-perceived body image of adolescent girls and young women. Read the full article here.
Dec 10, 2018
The Surprising Drop in Sex Among Young People May Have a Dark Side
Relevant shares a deeper look into the surprising drop in sexual frequency among young people. Read the full article here.
Dec 6, 2018
Social Media Use And Its Impact On Body Image, According To Research
A recent research discloses how the use of social media could affect the self-perceived body image of adolescent girls and young women. Read article here.
Dec 4, 2018
College Students Significantly Less Depressed, Lonely When They Limit Social Media: Study
Limiting the amount of time spent daily on social media can significantly decrease feelings of depression and loneliness, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Read article here.
Dec 2, 2018
Mental Health: How Body Image Pressure For Boys Has Led To Rise In Hospital Cases
BBC News shares how social media has led to body issues among boys, which experts say has led to the 18% increase of hospital visits for young men. Read the full article here.
Nov 30, 2018
More Americans Find Porn Acceptable, So Fewer Politicians Try To Stop It
Quartz shares why pornography is no longer on the political forefront, despite the Republican leadership in DC. Read the full article here.
Nov 27, 2018
How Early Porn Exposure Traumatizes Boys And Fuels Toxic Masculinity
Fight the New Drug shares research on how early porn exposure effects young boys. Read the full article here.
Nov 23, 2018
Online Dating Impacts College Students’ Mental Heath
BG Falcon Media shares a look into the effects of dating apps on the mental heath of young individuals. Read the full article here.
Nov 20, 2018
From the article: “Any study that comes to conclusions or even raises evidence contrary to the taboos that have formed in recent years is taken hostage—first by pseudonymous strangers at keyboards; then by the opportunistic faculty who jump on the bandwagon displaying a methodological purism heretofore unknown in sexual science; and then by the universities themselves, whose interest has shifted from the pursuit of truth to the pursuit of virtue (signaling).” Read the rest of the article here.
Nov 19, 2018
How Parents Can Help Curb Youth Dating Violence
Children whose parents talk to them about non-violent ways of resolving conflict are less likely to physically or psychologically abuse their dating partners later, says a study. Read Article Here.
Nov 14, 2018
Secret To A Happy Marriage? Only Having One Sexual Partner In Your Lifetime
The secret to a happy marriage is having just one sexual partner during your life, research has suggested. Read article here.
Nov 13, 2018
Study Links Social Media to Depression, Loneliness
University of Pennsylvania researchers say that for the first time they have linked social media use to increases in depression and loneliness. Read the full article here.
Nov 7, 2018
Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’ Targets
Sextortion is threatening to share sexually explicit photos without consent if a person doesn’t agree to certain demands, such as sexual favors or money. Read the article here.
Nov 6, 2018
Sexting Now Viewed As Social Norm Among Teenagers, Researcher Warns
Teenagers now see sexting as a social norm and its dangers need to be addressed directly in classrooms as part of the sex education curriculum, a leading researcher has warned. Read full article here.
Nov 5, 2018
ASU Researchers Find Correlation Between Relationships And Transition To College
ASU’s research professors have found that social relationships among family and friends plays a role with a student’s mood during the transition to college. Read article here.
Oct 31, 2018
Boys More Likely To Be Victims Of Teen Dating Violence
Canadian study says boys are more likely to experience dating violence in grades 7-12. Read full article here.
Oct 30, 2018
This Is The Average Age Teens Are Losing Their Virginity
The study found that the average age of virginity loss is 17.4, whereas the average age of sexual awakening (“a sudden realization of sexual feelings and urges”) is 15.2. Read the article here.
Oct 22, 2018
Teens and Social Media. . . A Helpful Infographic
CPYU shares an infographic from Common Sense media about teens and social media use. Read the full article here.
Oct 20, 2018
Gen Z and Morality: What Teens Believe (So Far)
Barna Group shares some eye-opening research around Gen-Z and morality. Read the full article here.
Oct 7, 2018
Consider Before Consuming: How Porn Can Affect Individuals & Their Brain (Infographic)
Fight the New Drug shares an informative infographic about what porn does to an individual’s brain. Read the full article here.
Oct 5, 2018
The U.S. Divorce Rate Is Falling Rapidly Thanks to Millenials
Relevant shares new research showing a decline in the United States divorce rate due to the millennial generation. Read the full article here.
Oct 5, 2018
Adolescent Boys Think Sexual Aggression Is Flirting, Apparently?
Teenagers as a group are known to be immature and impulsive. Technology has changed dating. Sex and dating is awkward for everybody. But… Read the article here.
Oct 2, 2018
It’s ‘Never Too Late’ For Parenting Advice, Study Says
BBC news shares new research around parenting, stating that older children benefitted just as much to parenting interventions as younger children. Read the full article here.
Sep 30, 2018
Study Links Porn Consumption To Higher Levels Of Objectification And Tricking Partners Into Sex
Fight the New Drug shares research around porn consumption and higher levels of objectification and sexual manipulation in relationships. Read the full article here.
Sep 29, 2018
Boys Report More Teenage Dating Violence Than Girls: Study
- When it comes to teen dating violence, boys are more likely to report being the victim of violence — being hit, slapped, or pushed — than girls. That’s the surprising finding of new research from British Columbia, Canada. Read the full article here.
Sep 27, 2018
This Is How Phones Are Impacting Our Romantic Relationships
As a part of “scroll-free September,” Huffington Post shares an example of the role that smartphones and social media often play in relationships. Read the full article here.
Sep 27, 2018
Study: 36% Of Americans Believe That the Bible Is True
A study shows only 36% of Americans believe that the Bible is true, even though 87% of households have at least one Bible. Read the full article here.
Sep 26, 2018
14% Of Americans Have Changed Their Mind About An Issue Because Of Something They Saw On Social Media
The majority of Americans aren’t swayed by information that may or may not be true on social media, but 14% of US Citizens state that they’ve changed their opinion on a political position due to things they’ve read on social media. Read the full article.
Sep 25, 2018
Scientists Discover Brain Structure Differences In Frequent Porn Consumers
Fight the New Drug shares research on brain structure differences between people who consume porn and those who don’t. Read the full article here.
Sep 25, 2018
How To Talk To Teenagers About Consent, Boundaries And Self-Control
A key part of parenting is teaching our children how, by the time they are teens, to assume responsibility for their actions. Read the article here.
Sep 24, 2018
Peer Pressure and Transgender Teens
Ideologues try to suppress a study on the increasing prevalence of ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria.’ Read the article here.
Sep 22, 2018
Should Sex Ed Teach Abstinence? Most Americans Say Yes
Barna Group shares research around the American public’s opinion around sex education. Read the full article here.
Sep 20, 2018
Most Americans Think Living Together Before Getting Married Is Beneficial
A yougov poll reveals American opinions on cohabitation and it’s effect on the health of relationships. Read the full article here.
Sep 19, 2018
Study: Those Raised by Religious Hypocrites Turn to Atheism Later in Life
A new study published in the Religion, Brain and Behavior Journal explored the idea that behavioral models displayed by religious parents are often what crafts their child’s future beliefs. Read the full article here.
Sep 19, 2018
Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria In Adolescents And Young Adults: A Study Of Parental Reports
In on-line forums, parents have been reporting that their children are experiencing what is described here as “rapid-onset gender dysphoria,” appearing for the first time during puberty or even after its completion. Read the article here.
Sep 15, 2018
‘Sexting’ Is Behind The Record Low Rate Of Teenage Pregnancy, A Charity Claims
A British Charity released research and tied the lower number of teen pregnancies to the increase in sexting and sexual behavior online. Read the full article here.
Sep 12, 2018
This Study Shows Shame Can Predict Addictive Behaviors More Than Depression
Fight the New Drug shares research around shame and how it can predict addictive behavior more than depression. Read the full article here.
Sep 11, 2018
Is Transgender The New Anorexia?
A blockbuster study suggests that in some cases transgender is a ‘social contagion,’ a maladaptive coping technique spread by peer groups and the Internet. Read the article here.
Sep 11, 2018
Here Is How Much Sexting Among Teens Has Increased
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics revealed that sexting (which is the electronic sharing of sexually explicit images, videos, or messages) has increased among teenagers since 2009. Oh, and the number of teenagers with smartphones has also increased since 2009. Coincidence? Read the rest of the article here.
Sep 9, 2018
Researchers: Turning To XXX Sites As An Emotional Escape Fuels Porn Obsession
Fight the New Drug shares research on using porn as an emotional escape, and how it fuels obsessive tendencies. Read the full article here.
Sep 6, 2018
Recent Increase In Contraception Use Noted Among U.S. Teenagers
Among U.S. adolescents, there were increases in contraceptive use from 2007 to 2014, including dual-method use and long-acting reversible contraception, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health. Read the article here.
Sep 5, 2018
‘Taxi Porn’ Study Shows How Viewing Pornography Changes How Men See Women
A new study shows some of the ways that porn changes men’s perceptions about women. Read the full article here.
Sep 5, 2018
How Texting and Sexting Can Impact Our Romantic Relationships
A study, conducted by investigators at Pace University and Purdue University Fort Wayne, highlights how texting and sexting influence a relationship. Read the full article here.
Sep 2, 2018
Children As Young As Eight Face Body Image Issues: Girls More Dissatisfied Than Boys
Children as young as eight have body image issues, new research suggests. Read the full article here.
Sep 2, 2018
A Majority Of U.S. Teens Are Taking Steps To Limit Smartphone And Social Media Use
According to a new study released by Pew Research Center this week, U.S. teens are now taking steps to limit themselves from overuse of their phone and its addictive apps, like social media. Read full article here.
Aug 29, 2018
This Youth Generation: Smartphones Are Hurting Our Youth
Life coach and writer Deon Price shares the effect of Smartphones on today’s youth. Read the full article here.
Aug 29, 2018
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.
Aug 26, 2018
Most Teens Are Able To Put Brakes On Risky Behaviors, UO Study Finds
A new study shows that only a minority of teenagers engage in excessively risky, impulsive behavior that has potentially destructive long-term consequences. Read the full article here.
Aug 22, 2018
Let’s Talk About Health
Hope lab breaks down the digital health practices of young adults and teens. Read the full article here.
Aug 19, 2018
Over Half Of Millennials Say They Waste Too Much Time On Smartphones
Yougov.com shares interesting research around millennials and cell phone use. Read the full article here.
Aug 16, 2018
A New Reality for Beauty Standards: How Selfies and Filters Affect Body Image
Science Daily shares research on social media’s effect on body image standards, and the increase in body dysmorphic disorder cases due to apps like Snapchat and Facetune. Read the full article here.
Aug 15, 2018
We Have Some Bad News For You About Porn
Internet filtering tools, like parental controls, are largely unsuccessful in preventing young people from watching porn online, according to new research from the Oxford Internet Institute. Read the full article here.
Aug 13, 2018
Study Reveals How Porn Fuels Cycles Of Loneliness In Consumers
Fight the New Drug shares researching on pornography’s affects on cycles of loneliness in it’s users. Read the full article here.
Aug 11, 2018
Does Criticizing Our Own Bodies Damage Our Kids’ Body Image?
New research explains the impact of negative body talk on our kids. Read the full article here.
Aug 10, 2018
Time Magazine shares information about codependent relationships, signs of unhealthy patterns, and practical steps forward for people in these kinds of partnerships. Observing and identifying these traits can be incredibly helpful for youth ministry and encouraging young people towards healthy relationships. Read the full article here.
Aug 8, 2018
Teenagers Increasingly Prefer Family Time to Sex, Study Suggests
Teenagers increasingly prefer to spend time online and socialising with their families over having sexual relationships, a new study suggests. Read the full article here.
Aug 5, 2018
Changing Teen Sex Trends
U.S. News shares some research and news on changing teen sex trends, and gives some tips in having these conversations with your kids. Read the full article here.
Aug 2, 2018
80% of Teenage Girls Suffer Serious Mental Illness After Sexual Assault
Four out of five teenage girls who have been sexually assaulted are suffering from crippling mental health problems months after their attack, new research has found. Read the full article here.
Jul 30, 2018
Studies Reveal Revenge Porn Survivors Suffer Similar Trauma As Sexual Assault Survivors
Fight the New Drug shares research regarding revenge porn victims and the trauma that is often experienced. Read the full article here.