Porn Kills Teenage Boys Chances of Healthy Relationships

When most parents imagine their teen’s future, they picture their teen growing up and having a loving and committed relationship. By watching porn, teen boys put themselves at risk of never experiencing that future. The truth is porn kills teenage boys chances of healthy relationships. Porn creates a distorted view of sex that is not…

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Cyberbullying

By Maia Christopherson Cyberbullying comes in many forms. Through electronic means, teens will cyberbully by spreading rumors, sending threatening messages, posing as another teen and post embarrassing material, and forwarding private photos without consent. Cyberbullying is an attempt to humiliate and degrade another through social media. Cyberbullying has serious consequences, with many teens committing suicide…

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TV and Your Teen

by Maia Christopherson   There are many different streaming services for your family to watch your favorite shows on. Most don’t display ads, which is nice because regular TV bombards us with commercial messaging. Streaming is great until you realize just how many movies and shows are full of bad content. But don’t worry—streaming services…

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Protect Your Loved Ones With These Gaming Safety Tips

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Whether online or through a gaming console, there are thousands of games for teens to play. Games are not only fun, but can help youth develop problem-solving skills, learn how to commit to long-term goals, understand how to work in a team, and bond with family and friends. When gaming is balanced with time away…

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Why Parents are Banning Sleepovers

By Maia Christopherson   Sleepovers can be a late night of fun and independence. Teens stay up late eating junk food, watching movies, playing games, sharing stories, and laughing lots. Many parents are happy to let their teens enjoy these experiences. Continue reading to learn why parents are banning sleepovers.    Some parents, though, ban…

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If You Don’t Teach Your Son About Sex, Porn Will

Curiosity about sex is a natural part of growing up. This should not be ignored or shamed. Although it may be difficult or uncomfortable to start the conversation, it is essential to talk about sex with your son because he will seek out other sources to answer his questions if you don’t. These sources include…

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The Dangers of Sexting and How to Help Your Teen

Sexting is becoming increasingly more common among teens. On Fight the New Drug, a website dedicated to fighting against porn, they report that 40% of teens are involved in sending and receiving sexually suggestive messages, 22% of teen girls and 18% of boys report sending semi-nude or nude pics, and 17% of sexters share the…

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Keep Your Kids Safe With Parental Control Apps

Parental Control Apps With all the dangers in the digital world, how can we protect our teens? More and more parents are turning to parental control apps to manage their teen’s smartphone use. Using Parental Control Apps to Help Your Teen Parental control apps shouldn’t be used to spy on your teen. Sneaky behavior like…

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Oxbow Honors Cindy Johansen Staff Excellence

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We have great teachers here at Oxbow Academy, and this month we would like to honor Cindy Johansen. Cindy is one of our veteran teachers and has dedicated hundreds of hours to improve the academic performance of all students. Whether in her own classroom or through experiential activities, Cindy has made an impact in the…

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Benefits of a high school diploma

Benefits of graduation

Do you know the benefits of a high school diploma? It seems fairly obvious, yet there are a handful of students who struggle in school and would rather take the option of giving up or opting for a G.E.D. It is a discussion we often have with some of our students as we try to…

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