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Parents Beware: New Reality Show Exploits Girls

Another new reality show is launching this week, and parents should beware. “The Hottest Girl in America” series is yet another sexually exploitative show that entices teenage girls and young women to bare all and behave provocatively in order to be featured on the show and potentially win the show’s title role.  This show, in …

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Protect Your Kids, Whether from Ph.D., Pauper or Priest

As the Catholic Church abuse crisis has entered a new international phase, it is clear that the church’s response has been, in the words of Ireland’s top Catholic cardinal, “hopelessly inadequate”.  In one case, a priest was convicted of abusing three boys and yet was allowed to resume work in the church and with children, …

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Formspring.me-eh?

If you’re like me, you hadn’t paid too much attention to social networking site formspring.me until high school soccer star, Alexis Pilkington, 17, took her life in what could be another cyberbullying-related tragedy.  Although Alexis’ parents have downplayed the role the Internet played in the suicide, the vicious nature of the comments on Alexis’ formspring.me …

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Not “ga-ga” over Lady Gaga

An article by J.R. Stoner Jr. highlights how “ordinary television, respectable magazines, and popular songs regularly include provocative images, situations and lyrics that a generation ago would have been labeled ‘soft porn’.  Reports from those who have looked describe what now counts as ‘hard-core’ in terms that would astonish the imagination and shock the conscience …

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Rene’s Story

Yesterday marked the official launch of our national Internet Safety 101SM Program. Yesterday’s press event (which you can watch in full on Ustream) featured footage from the DVD teaching series and compelling testimony from some of those included throughout our program, including “Rene”, whose son has suffered addiction to pornography, Alicia Kozakiewicz, survivor of a …

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