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Keeping Kids From Seeing Smut Will Take A Lot More Than Canceling Netflix

Bringing about meaningful change in the wake of ‘Cuties’ is going take a lot more effort than just canceling your Netflix account.

By Emma Freire

A massive outcry over indecent content, demands for a legal investigation, calls for boycotts, countless op-eds bemoaning the decline of American morals — no, I’m not talking about the current backlash against the Netflix movie “Cuties.” I am referring to Janet Jackson’s bare breast during the Super Bowl halftime show back in 2004. It was and still is one of the most controversial events in television history.

At the time, I found it strange that the backlash focused […]

2020-09-20T02:54:23+00:00September 20th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Review Of Comprehensive Sex Ed Shows Little Effectiveness, Increased Sexual Activity

  • School based comprehensive sex education shows very little effectiveness, a global research review found. 
  • The review also found that studies of school based sex education foundincreased sexual activity in some cases.
  • This comes as families across the U.S. protest against explicit sex education programs taught in schools.

A global research review of school based comprehensive sex education programs found very little effectiveness from these programs and instead found increased sexual activity.

The review, conducted by the Institute for Research & Evaluation and published in the Issues in Law and Medicine in January, examined 60 studies of […]

2020-09-16T18:00:40+00:00September 16th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Do You Know What YOUR TEENS LISTEN TO?

Excerpt from The Public Discourse
By Leonard Sax

History has been made. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s latest release, “WAP,” has crushed the previous record for the most streams by a song in its first week after launch. For the week ending August 13, WAP garnered 93 million streams in the USA alone. In addition to claiming the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top 100—where it remains at this writing—WAP has also reached the number 1 spot in 15 foreign markets, […]

2020-09-01T07:13:01+00:00September 1st, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Three Simple Rules Poor Teens Should Follow to Join the Middle Class

By Ron Haskins
Courtesy of Brookings

Policy aimed at promoting economic opportunity for poor children must be framed within three stark realities. First, many poor children come from families that do not give them the kind of support that middle-class children get from their families. Second, as a result, these children enter kindergarten far behind their more advantaged peers and, on average, never catch up and even fall further behind. Third, in addition to the education deficit, poor children are more likely to make bad decisions that lead them to drop out of school, become teen parents, join gangs and […]

2020-08-26T02:50:01+00:00August 26th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Unmasking Sexual Con Games: Chapter One

Summary by Emerald O’Brien

Emotional grooming is a process by which the perpetrator or “Con” manipulates their target’s emotions to seduce, coerce, or con them into sexual behavior.  They most likely learned their behavior from peers, media, or other adult role models.  Most Cons have never seen or experienced the mutual respect and selfless behaviors it takes to maintain or create a healthy relationship.

Perpetrators of sexual crimes and that is what it is, can be male or female.  They need two things, first to control their victim to create a false sense of trust and second, secrecy.

2020-08-09T01:23:44+00:00July 30th, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

Children as young as six sexting during lockdown

Sexting among children in the UK has risen dramatically during lockdown, with some girls as young as six composing sexually explicit messages.

SafeToNet, a free phone safety app available via the gov.uk website, said the number of messages children attempted to send had risen by 183 per cent.

The app analyses message content and stops harmful messages from being sent. It also offers guidance as a message is being composed.

Explicit messages

The figures also revealed a 55 per cent rise in the number of ‘sexts’ drafted during normal school hours.

Girls were more likely to try to send explicit messages than boys, and eleven-year-olds […]

2020-07-03T23:09:05+00:00July 3rd, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments

The secret to happiness? Stanford professor says it’s forgiveness

By ANGELA HILL | Bay Area News Group
Courtesy of Mercury News

Here’s a prescription for better health and happiness: Forgive.

Yes, forgiving someone who has hurt you can reduce anger, depression, stress – and even blood pressure — and lead to greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion and self-confidence.

This is not just a nice, ethereal concept or something a Sunday school teacher once told you to do. There’s a method to this gladness, with ongoing research that shows forgiveness can promote improved mental and physical health.

We spoke with Dr. Fred Luskin, director […]

2020-06-23T14:37:42+00:00June 23rd, 2020|News Articles|0 Comments