Tag Archive for culture

Colorado Teen Sexting law Unanimously...

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Dozens of states have amended child-pornography statutes in recent years in response to teen sexting

Study: Female Genital Mutilation In The...

on April 26, 2017 by

A new national campaign against “Female Genital Mutilation” that is commonplace in some immigrant communities

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

on April 25, 2017 by

Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

Former ‘Bachelorette’ Star...

on April 24, 2017 by

That’s not what love is. Love is not having to prove your sexuality. It’s so much more than that

The Problem With Social Media Fasts And...

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So what’s the solution?

Black Teens Are The Most Active…...

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​Instagram and Snapchat are Most Popular Social Networks for Teens

Creating A Culture Of Discipleship

on April 20, 2017 by

“I was too focused on creating a culture of fun, rather than a culture of transformation.”

Is Youth Culture A Thing Of The Past?

on April 20, 2017 by

Peter Watts


on April 19, 2017 by

Making Sure No Kid Lives That Way

13 Reasons…..Why Looking For True...

on April 18, 2017 by

Walt Mueller: Since watching “13 Reasons Why,” I’ve been thinking about how to best respond

Berkeley Cops Sit In Patrol Car And...

on April 17, 2017 by

VIDEO: I tell a police officer I’ve been seeing people get beat up all day and they haven’t been around. “Okay, and?”…

Popular Kids In Danger In Their 20’s

on April 13, 2017 by

Cool Kids are at greater risk…

Flashbach: SCREENAGERS (Official Trailer...

on April 8, 2017 by

A film by physician Delaney Ruston, explores the affect of extended teen cell phone use and internet gaming on adolescent …

Flashback: Digital Cold Turkey

on April 8, 2017 by

Students Give Up Phones as Part of Today Show Television Episode

Danger In The Front Seat

on April 6, 2017 by

3 Major Mistakes Young People Make Behind the Wheel

How Will Canadian Marijuana Legalization...

on April 5, 2017 by

They believe that it will keep marijuana out of the hands of minors. What do you think?

Dealing With Disruptive Kids In Youth...

on April 4, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

Pope Warns Against ‘False’...

on April 4, 2017 by

Don’t let yourselves be led astray by this false image of reality! Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future

Boy 14 Charged In Facebook Live…...

on April 3, 2017 by

CPD arrested 1st of several juvenile offenders in Facebook sexual assault incident

‘Good Girl’ Poster For Prom...

on March 31, 2017 by

Stanton prom dress message draws sharp criticism, national attention

Gamer’s Death Pushes Risks of Live...

on March 29, 2017 by

Anytime they leave their computers, they risk having followers peel away to another channel. The resulting lifestyle is often unhealthy, requiring long…

The Guilty Secret Of Distracted...

on March 29, 2017 by

A.A.P. recommends “laps not apps,” and I am deeply skeptical of anything electronic that is marketed as “educational”

Generation Z: Desperate For Rules

on March 28, 2017 by

He chose celibacy, he wrote, not because of religious convictions, but because his conscience drove him to it

UK: TeenDrama Is All Over TV Again &...

on March 28, 2017 by

These tapes form the basis of 13 Reasons Why: as Hannah recites the events leading up to her death

Gender Neutral?

on March 27, 2017 by

Female athletes crushed by women who were once men

Teach Teens Discernment

on March 27, 2017 by

How to Help Teens Pursue Discernment

Book: This Changes Everything

on March 24, 2017 by

How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years

Book: Meet Gen Z

on March 24, 2017 by

How Should the Church Approach Us?

“Tech Tatto”

on March 23, 2017 by

These tattoos conduct electricity, turning you into a very basic cyborg

Here’s The Difference Between “High...

on March 23, 2017 by

What a reminder of how much things have changed in just a few decades

Here’s How the New Christian Left...

on March 22, 2017 by

You’ll find faith leaders encouraging young evangelicals to trade in their Christian convictions for a gospel filled with compromise

Powerful New Drug: Pink

on March 21, 2017 by

Heroin and opioids killed more people in counties inside The Triangle than murders and car accidents combined in 2015

Scare Mongering About Home Schooling

on March 21, 2017 by

The Washington Post Magazine’s cover story about … the horrors of home-schooling. Specifically, “fundamentalist Christian” home-schooling

Book: Onward

on March 21, 2017 by

Engaging The Culture Without Losing The Gospel

More Time Online Tied To Loneliness In...

on March 19, 2017 by

The more time a young adult uses social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, and as users frequency…

Teenagers Do Dumb Things, But There Are...

on March 18, 2017 by


The Spirituality Of Peer Pressure

on March 15, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

Teens Rule The Web

on March 14, 2017 by


Porn In Plain Sight

on March 8, 2017 by

by Jonathan McKee

As Pot Legalization Advances,...

on March 5, 2017 by

The (AAP) is urging doctors to protect children from the harms of marijuana as the nation becomes increasingly tolerant of the drug’s…

Framing Sexual Sanity

on March 1, 2017 by

by Walt Mueller

Who Are Generation Z And How To Reach...

on February 28, 2017 by

79% are addicted to their devices. We are becoming what we behold. We desire significance and we are trying to find…

How Teens Media Consumption Has Changed ...

on February 28, 2017 by

True Facts About Teens And Media: Now & Then

Porn ‘Tube’ Sites Threaten...

on February 28, 2017 by

Critics say…they worry about the effect porn culture is having on the way teenage boys treat girls. Kids see porn by 11

The Latest Social Media Challenge Is...

on January 30, 2017 by

“The rise of social media has contributed to increasing peer pressure among children. This ‘craze’ is another clear…

Botox Is Booming Among Teens

on January 30, 2017 by

Selfie culture…youngest patients are after a Photoshopped look (“It’s almost like auto correct,” he said) $382 per treatment

Generation X More Addicted To Social...

on January 29, 2017 by

The 29-page report was based on data from 9,000 smartphone and 1,300 tablet users from across the country from last July through…

Nielsen Social Media Report

on January 29, 2017 by

…social media users can be pretty receptive—especially heavy users, who spend over 3 hours per day on social media

Millennials In The Workplace…..by...

on January 28, 2017 by

The drawbacks Of Constant Connectivity

Book: You’re Loved No Matter What

on January 28, 2017 by

Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect

Book: liked….Whose Approval Are...

on January 28, 2017 by

For many girls it starts early. The desire to be perfect. The need for approval. The longing for acceptance and being liked…

Engaging Culture In An Age Of Hyper...

on January 27, 2017 by

If we are called to be missional, we must engage cultural contexts, and this requires a significant investment in educating stakeholders of…

How To Unplug From What Keeps You...

on January 20, 2017 by

Here are some inventive ways to respond to the epidemic of distraction in our culture and minds

8 Worst Pop Culture Trends In 2016

on January 18, 2017 by

Here are 8 pop culture trends that we are happy to say goodbye to, once and for all.


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There’s No Subtlety in These Sexy Requests

Dating apps Fuelling Rise In Casual Sex

on January 17, 2017 by

they r isolated @ home n use the apps 2 arrange sexual encounters 2 fill the void of intimacy that their lack…

What’s Hot?

on January 14, 2017 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Flashback: Helping Students Push-Back On...

on January 13, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Flashback: Instilling Social Media Sense

on January 13, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Helping Parents Reclaim Beauty

on January 13, 2017 by

I never knew how scary the world could be until I became a parent

Who Are Generation Z?

on January 12, 2017 by

Gender fluid, hyper-stressed, politically engaged, connected but lonely: what do we know about modern teens?

Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana...

on January 10, 2017 by

Marijuana use increased and the drug’s perceived harmfulness decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington after marijuana was legalized for recreational use…

Choose To Live Free, Rather Than To Live...

on January 8, 2017 by

Perfectionism leads to two common problems: anxiety and procrastination

The Growing Teen Epidemic: Stress

on January 7, 2017 by

On average, teens reported their stress level was 5.8 on 10-point scale, compared with 5.1 for adults

Teens Whose Parents Let Them Try Alcohol...

on January 7, 2017 by

More likely… to drink, but less likely to binge

Just One Hour A Day On Social Media...

on January 7, 2017 by

Social media sites help us stay connected, but for younger teens, the cost of online connectivity can be steep

Dating In The Digital Culture

on January 5, 2017 by

In this device-driven culture, students are often tempted to pre-judge the character of a person before having really spent any significant time…

The Drawbacks Of Constant Connectivity&...

on January 5, 2017 by

Do you ever think about the ramifications of “constant connectivity” with our devices?
Do your kids?

Book: Screens and Teens

on January 4, 2017 by

Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World

Pope Urges The Faithful To Help Youth...

on January 1, 2017 by

Pope: Help young people find purpose in the world, in “a culture that idolizes youth” and yet has made no place for…

Parents Put Your Phone Away: An Addict&...

on January 1, 2017 by

Why Do We Get Addicted?

Secular Hollywood Quietly Courts The...

on December 26, 2016 by

NY Times

Marketing: 3 Ads To Deconstruct...

on December 24, 2016 by

Walt Mueller.

Kids Turn Violent As Parents Battle ...

on December 20, 2016 by


Book: Glow Kids

on December 20, 2016 by

How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids-and How to Break the Trance

National Geographic Gender Revolution

on December 17, 2016 by

“When I was born, doctors said I was a boy, but I knew in my heart I was a girl,” Jackson

Princeton Is Latest Ivy League School To...

on December 16, 2016 by

Last month, Columbia and Harvard each suspended the season of a team after allegations of lewd behavior surfaced

In 2016, Politics And Pop Culture

on December 14, 2016 by

Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa – especially in an election year

Who Needs Truth?

on December 13, 2016 by

2016’s Word of the Year Will Impact Decades to Come

What Happened When 9 Teens Gave Up Their...

on December 12, 2016 by

It was painful in the beginning. “I am going insane,” Yet, within days, there were significant changes…

Parents Should Not Put Too Much Pressure...

on December 10, 2016 by

There is more to helping kids become successful than pushing them to be involved in a multitude of activities and to score…

YouTube Generates Over 1 Billion In Ad...

on December 8, 2016 by

“A Billion Reasons to Celebrate Music on YouTube.”

UK: “YouTube Generation”

on December 7, 2016 by

Vast majority of children and teens watch YouTube weekly

New Book: “Never Mind My Thigh Gap...

on December 7, 2016 by

by Sarah Newton

Teens Tell All: Your Guide To Teen Slang...

on December 5, 2016 by

As part of TODAY’s “Teens Tell All” series, we asked adolescents to enlighten the older crowd about all those mysterious terms they…

New Smutty “One Finger Challenge”...

on December 3, 2016 by

The “one finger challenge” is an emerging, risqué social media fad where people are taking naked selfies of themselves in front of…

MTV Crisis As Millennial Viewers Vanish&...

on December 1, 2016 by

MTV is down 11% among 18-34 demographic it has suffered from creative inconsistencies. MTV has no brand; no one knows what it…

Budweiser Targets Youth Culture With A...

on November 30, 2016 by

The collection slightly strays from PacSun’s typical surf-and-skate staples and dips into the trend of vintage America with logo-centric styles

CDC Study Says Teen Virgins Are...

on November 30, 2016 by

Teen Virgins rate significantly and consistently better in nearly all health-related behaviors and measures than their sexually active peers

Rapper: Planned Parenthood Commits &...

on November 28, 2016 by

Nick Cannon from the 2005 Single: “Can I live” told the story of how he was almost aborted before his mother changed…

Teen “Choking Game” Played Solo...

on November 27, 2016 by

Kids who tried the “choking game” alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves

Free Pill-Testing Kits To Be Made...

on November 26, 2016 by

Kits can confirm whether or not pills contain a particular drug

5 Ways To Save A Girl

on November 25, 2016 by

The kind of (youthgroup) girl who draws you in and makes you actually glad to work more hours for less pay than…

Teen Gets Sex-Change Treatments Without...

on November 24, 2016 by

Mom sues after her transgender teen gets sex-change treatments without her consent

4 Ways YouthCulture Has Changed And What...

on November 23, 2016 by

“A generation ago the latchkey kid was the poster child for neglect; nowadays it might be the overscheduled kid who never…

Today’s College Experience

on November 22, 2016 by

Somewhere Between Animal House and American Pie 2

‘Campus Craziness’: College...

on November 22, 2016 by

To focus on racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBTQ acts. But what about anti-American acts?

AMAs 2016

on November 22, 2016 by

The Full List of Winners

Is This The Most Stressed Out Generation...

on November 21, 2016 by

by Jeremy Zach

Discussion Guide: Doctor Strange

on November 21, 2016 by

What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging sufferin