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SAFETY TIP – Apple’s Guided Access

Like most moms of toddlers, I have discovered that handing my busy or nearly melting down three-year-old my phone for a few minutes can be a total lifesaver when in a pinch. But, I also realize that there are an untold number of dangers when handing it to him with no restrictions. Somehow, instinctively, he knows […]

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What you should know about popular app Musical.ly

Thanks to our friends at Protect Young Minds for making us aware of the dangers of the super popular (and pretty fun) app, Musical.ly. This lip-syncing app has become very popular among preteens and teens. But, as with all social media, it comes with its share of dangers. DANGER #1 on Musically: It is common to […]

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Eight Tips for Keeping Adolescents Safe on Instagram

Instagram, the free social media app which enables you to share information through pictures and short captions, is among the most used forms of social media used by adolescents. Predators are aware of Instagram’s popularity with young people causing the app to become increasingly more dangerous. Parents need to be aware of Instagram’s risks and […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

How Parents React to Finding Their Young Children Watching Pornography – New Study

A 2017 research study examined how parents responded when their younger-than-12-year-old children were exposed to adult content. “A Qualitative Study of what U.S. Parents Say and Do when Their Young Children See Pornography” involved parents completing a survey questionnaire about their reaction to such a situation. This study found that parents reacted in one of […]

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Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

4 Conversations That Can Help Guard Children Against Sexual Abuse

Originally published on the Huffington Post Blog. Child sexual abuse is perhaps one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. As a result, people often avoid thinking or talking about it. But pushing such a serious problem under the rug might be doing more harm than good. It’s always difficult to gather national statistics on the […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Podcast: Can 4 Conversations Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse?

Child sexual abuse is perhaps one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. As a result, people often avoid thinking or talking about it. But pushing such a serious problem under the rug might be doing more harm than good. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately 1 in 6 boys […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Why I Write Children’s Books to Educate About Sexual Abuse

I am passionate about the safety of children both as a mother and an educator. I am also passionate about empowering children and providing them with a voice. I want adults and the community to embrace children’s voices and respect their choices. And that is why I write the books I do. There are many […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

RESEARCH: Impact of Porn on Relationships and Sexual Behaviors

Dissatisfaction with Partners: Research has demonstrated that the more pornography a man watches, the more likely he is to deliberately conjure images of pornography during sex to maintain arousal, and to experience decreased enjoyment of intimate behaviors with a partner.[i]   Extramarital Affairs: A study found that persons who have had an extramarital affair were […]

Public Health Crisis of Pornography

How to Use Parental Controls for the Xbox 360

Explicit or harmful content seems to be bombarding kids through media and games on a daily basis. If anywhere, then, the home should be as secure from these negative forces as possible. A lot of kids and families have fun using the popular gaming device, Xbox 360. But this device’s ability to connect to the Internet, […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

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