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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

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

BY ATHENA THORNE PJ Media, JAN 31, 2022

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

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

Why Comedian Chris Rock Doesn’t Watch Porn Anymore

Chris Rock and his wife of 16 years divorced not long ago, and in his stand-up special,
he cites porn as a big reason why.

October 15, 2021

“One of the things I’ve done in the last year, not just going to therapy, I’ve gotten off of social media. I got off all social media, I don’t watch pornography anymore, and my brain is like—I’m focused, man.”

This quote is from Chris Rock during a podcast interview in September 2020 (FTND note: the content in the interview discusses political and religious issues on which FTND has no stance as a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit).

In the […]

2021-11-14T07:58:41+00:00November 14th, 2021|News Articles|0 Comments

Cohabitation does not lead to stronger relationships

A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds that the “premarital cohabitation effect” lives on, despite what you’ve likely heard. The premarital cohabitation effect is the finding that those who live together prior to marriage are more likely, not less, to struggle in marriage.

Michael Rosenfeld and Katharina Roesler’s new findings suggest that there remains an increased risk for divorce for those living together prior to marriage, and that prior studies suggesting the effect has gone away had a bias toward short versus longer-term effects.

They find that living together before marriage is associated with lower odds […]

2021-06-05T07:08:29+00:00June 5th, 2021|News Articles|0 Comments

Innocent Mall Encounter Ends in Teen Sex Trafficking

BY CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
Original Post: May 4, 2021
Updated: May 5, 2021

Sabrina Lopez, like many young teens in Holyoke, Massachusetts, hung out at the namesake mall. It was 2003.

She always noticed a large group of kids near an arcade and, as an insecure 13-year-old, wanted to be part of it. One boy in particular caught her attention, so when two girls in his group approached her and asked if she liked him, she said yes.

“And they were like, ‘Would you like me to put you on?’” Lopez recalled to The Epoch Times.

“And I said yes, because I thought that they were playing […]

2021-05-09T13:23:46+00:00May 8th, 2021|News Articles|0 Comments