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Spring Cleaning Your Media

Springtime is in full swing—as is spring cleaning! While many families clean out their homes, cars and garages, you might consider giving your family's media consumption a spring cleaning and continue to protect your kids from the dangers...

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Teen Social Media Tips

According to the Mayo Clinic, 97% of teenagers are on at least one social media platform, with 45% of teenagers reporting that they are online almost constantly. Social media is an important, but consuming, part of being a teenager today. While...

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The TikTok Sick

According to a survey, 63% of Americans ages 12-17 use TikTok on a weekly basis. We have highlighted many dangers and pitfalls of TikTok for young people before. In the last two years, we have seen mental illnesses skyrocket. Often, this is...

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The Metaverse: What Parents Need to Know

You have probably been hearing more about the "metaverse" lately, often in reference to Meta, Facebook's new re-branded name. While the idea behind the metaverse isn't new, it is seeming more and more real lately—especially...

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TikTok is the Social Media Template

Many parents don't allow their children to use TikTok in order to protect them from the many harms of the popular social-networking app. From predators to pornography and even ads for free birth control, TikTok is rife with dangerous...

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Snapchat Testifies in Congress

*Warning: link contains screenshots from Snapchat with graphic content.* On October 26, Jennifer Stout, Snapchat's VP of Global Public Policy, testified about social media companies' role in protecting kids online. When questioned regarding...

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Cyberbullying and Your Child

While cyberbullying isn't talked about as much as it used to be, it is still an incredibly prominent issue for young people today. According to a 2018 Pew Research study, 59% of American teens have been bullied or harassed online, and more...

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Gen-Z Dictionary: Puriteen

Recently, the term “puriteen” has been used regularly online, especially on TikTok and Instagram. The term was created to describe a person who is perceived to be “sex-negative” because they aren’t receptive to the...

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New on Your Feed

Have you noticed anything different on your social media apps? Facebook and Instagram users now have the option of hiding likes on posts. While Facebook and Instagram have been testing this idea for a while, they finally followed through with making...

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Scrolling Encouragement

Are you looking for another way to have the Abstinence Clearinghouse in your life on a more regular basis? Our team has been working hard to create uplifting content for our Instagram followers throughout each week. Be encouraged in abstinence,...

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