Category Archives: Jonathan’s Rant

The Social Media Irony

(and 5 Ideas to “Socialize” the Socially Isolated) In a world where 4 out of 5 teenagers are social media users, you’d think young people would be growing more… social? Sadly, no. In fact, most research is revealing quite the … Continue reading

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Shame on us

THE WORLD VISION SAME SEX DECISIONS AND THE REPERCUSSIONS Interesting… I was halfway through writing this blog Wednesday and everything flipped on its head. If you missed the scoop, here’s the skinny: -       A few days ago international world relief … Continue reading

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Keeping Social Media Safe

“Should I allow my 13-year-old to use Twitter?” It happens after every parent workshop I teach. Parents line up with specific questions. “Is Instagram bad? “Should I be worried if I found my teenager using Omegle?” “All my daughter’s friends … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Read Beyonce Lyrics

This is just too good for me to mess up with words. My friends over at Youth Culture Report tweeted me this. It’s three grandmas reading and commenting on the lyrics of Beyonce’s current hit song, Drunk In Love. Classic! … Continue reading

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Young People and Selfies

Smile! “Aren’t we cute?” Within seconds the selfie pic is posted to Instagram, and Tweeted to her 326 followers. Just another emblematic snapshot from the life of today’s teen. Five years ago we didn’t even know the word “selfie.” Fast … Continue reading

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The Bro App

Okay, this is either really hilarious… or really sad. It’s called the BroApp. A couple of Australian tech guys noticed a market for a product that would help irresponsible “bros” text their girlfriends regularly to tell them they care. Hmmmmm… … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want to Know?

A teenager asked me about illegal downloading of music the other day, wondering if it was legal to turn YouTube videos into music. “A friend of mine said he researched it and it was okay.” The timing of her question … Continue reading

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The Biggest Surprise from the Super Bowl

Boring, depressing, a complete blowout… call it what you want, but Sunday’s Super Bowl game was the most-watched television show in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million people on average. That’s a lot of people watching the competition between the top … Continue reading

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Searching for Sex Answers

Google has become the number one place young people go for answers to their questions about sex. Why? Two glaring reasons. It’s embarrassing. Who wants to ask Mom or Dad what they heard in the locker room that day, “What … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday… Here’s Your Boob Job

In a world where our young girls seem to struggle with self-image more than ever before, what is the greatest thing we can do to boost their confidence? How about the gift of cosmetic surgery for their 18th birthday? “Happy … Continue reading

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