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November 2017

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Porn use predicts support of violence against women, study says

A recent study found individuals with a history of heavy pornography use are more likely to support violence against women.   The study surveyed 200 Danish young adults about their history of pornography use, attitudes about sexual violence against women, and certain personality traits. Researchers found that the individuals in the study who had a …

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New Research Links Excessive Screen Time and Suicide for Teenage girls

In the most sobering study on teens and screen time yet, researchers have found teenage girls who spend large amounts of time on computers and mobile devices were more likely to experience depression and attempt suicide.   The study used data from two nationally representative surveys that followed adolescents between the ages of thirteen and …

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Rebecca Black Writes About Cyberbullying in NBC Essay: “It was open season and I was the target.”

Rebecca Black was only thirteen years old when her music video, “Friday,” went viral. A deluge of scorn and mockery followed. Six years later, she opened up about her experience in an essay on NBC: “What I Learned from Being a Target of Internet Hate at Age 13.”   As parents, when we read about …

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Pornography use predicts decreased religious observance in teens and young adults, study says

Faithful families, take notice! A recent study suggests that viewing pornography leads to lower levels of religious observance and belief in God.   The researchers, Samuel L. Perry of University of Oklahoma and George M. Hayward of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, wanted to explore “how viewing pornography may shape young Americans’ connection to key …

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Here’s why your kids shouldn’t watch TV before bed

A new report in the academic journal Pediatrics confirms what we already suspected– kids shouldn’t be on electronic devices before bed.   The researchers, a team from the University of Colorado, analysed all past literature on electronics, kids, teens, and sleep. They concluded screen use in the hour before bedtime was, in almost all studies, associated with …

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How to recover deleted browsing history– A must-know for parents!

Maybe there’s a suspiciously large gap in your computer’s browser history. Maybe one of your kids seems unusually glued to the internet. Maybe you see more raunchy ads than usual. Maybe your computer got a virus for the first time. Or maybe you just have a hunch that something is not right. Either way, it …

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Study links anxiety, social media use in young adults

A new study has demonstrated an association between anxiety and social media use for young adults.   The researchers, from the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, surveyed 563 young adults, between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two years. Each participant answered questions about his or her anxiety symptoms (if any) and …

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You may think this internet safety rule is obsolete– It’s not

We all heard it from our mothers: “Never talk to strangers.” Then the internet came out, and our mothers doubled down. If talking to strangers in person was risky, talking to strangers online was simply begging for disaster. We made pseudonyms and kept all identifying information off-line.   MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media …

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