Let’s be honest, parents are less concerned about porn these days than they were a few years ago. Topics like addiction and cyberbullying get more attention. However, data continues to show us that pornography has some of the worst potential effects of any digital habit.
Today at Apple’s annual developer conference, Apple announced new parental control features for its operating system on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. This functionality is a huge improvement over many third-party parental control experiences for iOS.
Most parents would be surprised to find out how School Resource Officers (SRO’s) spend most of their time. As a part of our Digital Parenting Foundations event, we interviewed a local school resource officer, Officer Raul Cruz from the Cleveland Police Department to see how the job has changed due to technology.
Sometimes the technology that we love has downsides we may not have predicted. A collection of recent studies have shown that online dating lowers self-esteem and also increases depression. Unfortunately, this is also paired with a surge of popularity in online dating.
Snapchat recently announced a partnership with Cosmopolitan which will include a new channel, “Cosmo After Dark”. This channel which will be available on Friday nights after 6pm. While this channel isn’t pornography in the strictest sense, it is overtly lewd and sexual in nature.
Instagram has over 800 million users, and it undoubtedly the current fastest growing social network. This month, they admitted something we have known for some time: it is the platform of choice for cyberbullying.
On Monday, April 30th David Tucker appeared on WRCB’s 3 Plus You to talk about the Chattanooga live event that we are putting on in partnership with ChristWay Community Church on May 4th, 2018.
On May 4, 2018 we will be having a Digital Parenting Foundations event at ChristWay Church in Ooltewah, TN. We have partnered with ChristWay Church to provide this event for free, but there are a limited number of tickets.