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Good tech? Bad tech? Worrying Concerns for Parents

By Billy Hallowell – February 22, 2023 The Washington Times

Culture’s ever-complex dynamics have made parenting increasingly tricky. Gone are the days of full-on informational control, with moms and dads now competing against smartphones, tablets, computers and smartwatches for their kids’ attention.

Even when parents intentionally pour extra doses of truth, love and positive messaging into their children, the flow of content from alternative sources, including friends and peers at school, is oppressive at best and mind-altering at worst.

Tragically, it’s all having a dire impact on kids’ perceptions of life, sex and eternal truths about the world around them.

Let’s briefly explore just four […]

2023-03-04T22:14:06+00:00March 4th, 2023|News Articles|0 Comments

3 Things a Child Crimes Investigator Won’t Let Her Own Kids Do – Tips to Avoid Groomers, Sex Predators

BY MICHAEL WING The Epoch times JANUARY 7, 2023  

With disturbing news of child sex predators—groomers and Balenciaga—being exposed lately, parents are hugging their children a little tighter before tucking them in each night.

Few know better what dangers are lurking out there than child crimes investigator Terra Avilla, 36, of the District Attorney’s Office in Susanville, California.

The investigator and mom of three is also a TikTok influencer, going by the handle @thegirlcop, who shares her advice to parents on social media.

In her videos which went viral, Avilla shares three tips for parents to help keep their kids safe from sex predators, […]

2023-01-17T00:07:23+00:00January 17th, 2023|News Articles|0 Comments

TikTok Promotes Content Tied to Eating Disorders and Self-Harm to 13-year-olds, Researchers Say

TikTok starts recommending content tied to eating disorders and self-harm to 13-year-olds within 30 minutes of their joining the platform, according to a report by a UK-based non-profit called the Center for Countering Digital Hate.

TikTok tailors a stream of short videos to people based on their interests, view times and the accounts they follow. It starts recommending content tied to eating disorders and self-harm to 13-year-olds within 30 minutes of their joining the platform, and sometimes in as little as three minutes, according to the report.

Once young users viewed and liked content about body image and mental health, TikTok automatically […]

2023-01-07T00:40:42+00:00January 7th, 2023|News Articles|0 Comments

TikTok promotes engineering and math in China, while making youth in other countries addicted to twerking and porn

TikTok influencers have become so important in the US now that at the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war, US President Joe Biden invited TikTok influencers to the White House and sought their support to push the US agenda online.

By Anurag, July 25, 2022

TikTok, a short-form video hosting service owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is one of the most popular apps across the world. It allows the users to publish short videos on their platform. A lot of content creators have become ‘social media stars’ through this app. However, there is a dark side of this app that, instead of […]

2022-12-31T00:28:58+00:00December 30th, 2022|News Articles|0 Comments

The Important Differences between “Sexual Risk REDUCTION” education and “Sexual Risk AVOIDANCE” education

Learn about the important differences between “Sexual Risk REDUCTION” education and “Sexual Risk AVOIDANCE” education. Reprint permission from ASCEND. For more info, visit

2022-05-05T21:35:20+00:00May 5th, 2022|Parents & Educators|0 Comments

Having just one drink a day can shrink your brain, new study finds

By Ben Turner , Live Science, March 10, 2022

Just one pint of beer a day can make the brain look two years older.

Drinking even a single pint of beer or glass of wine a day shrinks the brain, and the effect worsens as the daily drinks increase, a new study of middle-age and older adults suggests.

The study, which surveyed over 36,000 U.K. middle-age and older adults, found that, on average, the brains of people who drank two alcoholic units a day — equivalent to a pint (16 ounces) of beer or a 6-ounce glass of wine […]

2022-03-19T07:12:19+00:00March 19th, 2022|News Articles|0 Comments

Study: Weed Makes You Stupid


Anyone who ever had a garage band knows how hard it is to find a good, reliable drummer. The band I had in my younger days went through several talented guys. They were great musicians and improved the entire venture exponentially — when they remembered to show up. Which wasn’t often. We fired one after another and finally resorted to taking turns on the drums ourselves. (We were awful.) But these talented, brilliant drummers loved getting high, and so things like remembering to show up for their commitments often fell by the wayside. Their […]

2022-02-07T06:23:43+00:00February 7th, 2022|News Articles|0 Comments

Free Teens USA Year End Report

2021 was a challenging year for us as we were not able to do much classroom education because of the Covid school lockdowns in New Jersey and California. It was heartbreaking to see so many young people shut off from their teachers and peers and confined in their homes!

We did use the time to upgrade all of our multimedia Relationship Intelligence Training presentations aka LoveSmarts education.

We WERE able to meet many times with young people in our after-school clubs, sometimes in person and sometimes via […]

2021-12-31T20:11:48+00:00December 31st, 2021|Community Articles|0 Comments

Wyatt’s Story

In this video, Julie Hofmans talks about the tragic overdose death of her son Wyatt. Wyatt passed away at age 23 after taking a pill he thought was Xanax. The pill was actually laced with the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.

2021-12-24T21:59:27+00:00December 24th, 2021|News Articles|0 Comments