Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, will be using automation and giving parents more visibility into activities to protect teens on their platforms.
The New Age of Sex Education
As I sit to write this, I’m experiencing something I never anticipated in my professional life. I just wrote the phrase “Dick Pic Culture” in the headline.
If we choose to face reality, we know that teen sexting has become a normative part of adolescent culture. Of course, not all adolescents are doing it, but many are sexting. What we learned from the years of the “JUST SAY NO” campaign and more years of research is that preaching abstinence just doesn’t work. […]
I am writing to you today from the annual conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Each year, in addition to traditional talks, there are poster presentations. Today, Marion Desfachelles, a Ph.D. student at the University of Montreal, presented a poster on her research on girls and sexting. Background on Canadian Laws […]
I engaged in prevention and education work as a direct result of working as a forensic psychologist in the field of sexual addiction and sexual offending. Despite my efforts and the efforts of many others more well-known than myself, we continue to see an increase in cybersex issues with teens. This month, I have had […]
The Center for Healthy Sex has posted the Webinar in full on their YouTube channel. Please follow the link to watch the full webinar.
Join me this Friday for a free one hour webinar hosted by The Center for Healthy Sex at 12:00 pm (PT) to talk about the effects of cybersex and sexting on children. Click here to see the event details http://centerforhealthysex.com/sex-therapy-resources/upcoming-events/ You can also check out my book on the topic: The New Age of […]
Earlier this month a study was published in the Journal of Pediatrics that looked at internet filtering and the adverse experiences of adolescents online. There are countless software options for filtering content on your smartphone, computer, tablet or even to filter all content via your home wi-fi. Filtering has become big business. It makes us […]
My last post detailed research presented last year by Dr. Wisniewski . Today’s post will highlight research she presented just a week or two ago, the end of February, at the CSCW conference. Dr. Wisniewski and her colleagues continue to generate wonderful research that has real time applicability to parenting in the digital age. Very […]
After spending last year finishing my book, I am about to launch a very busy spring and summer of public talks and professional presentations about both adolescent cybersex and adult sexual addiction. In preparation, I have again dug into the research to see what is new since I published my book, The New Age […]