Protect Children is a non-governmental not-for-profit organization, based out of Finland that recently published the results of their survey related to the ReDirection Project.
Unlike the splashy news headlines, when Ashley Madison was hacked and user data was released, rather quietly this week, Grindr made the news. I saw the article in the Wall Street Journal and similar articles were published by other news sources, but mostly by those who specialize in tech or data. The Background As someone who […]
Consent is a hot button topic today. The #metoo movement continues to grow and the supreme court nomination brought to light the suffering of many sexual abuse survivors. The general public is starting to realize that we do not teach consent to our children Those of us who work in the fields of sexuality (sex […]
The #MeToo movement has brought long overdue attention to the experiences of women who have been victims of sexual abuse and harassment. If you look behind the sensational headlines, the movement has sparked a much-needed conversation about consent. I have previously written about how we teach consent in our practice in a blog on the […]
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 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 […]