Ep. 92: Social Media Report & Parasocial Relationships

Ep. 92: Social Media Report & Parasocial Relationships

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There’s been much ado about teens and social media in the last few years. This year’s Bark Social Media Report confirms many parents’ worst fears. So what can we do to keep teenagers safe and help them navigate online dangers like predators, dangerous health advice, sexual content, and violence, among others?

Then, do you or your teen feel connected to the characters of your favorite show or a particular celebrity? Chris and Karlie discuss the pluses and minuses of parasocial relationships.

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Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.

Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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Ep. 91: Eating Disorders & Instagram Updates

Ep. 91: Eating Disorders & Instagram Updates

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Millions of teenagers are plagued with eating disorders every year. In episode 91, we follow up a previous conversation on overeating disorders and discuss restrictive eating disorders, like anorexia and ARFID.

Then, we walk you through some of the (many) changes coming to your Instagram feed and a hot tip on why wet hair might be a hazard to your health.

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About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.
Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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Ep.  90: Curiosity & the Gas App

Ep. 90: Curiosity & the Gas App

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Are you a curious listener? Get tips on how to truly connect with your teen through curiosity. We’ll take a look at when to ask the right questions and what you might want to ask.

Then, learn more about the pros and cons of the latest app to circulate among teenagers- the Gas app.

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About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.

Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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Ep. 87: Revisiting TikTok

Ep. 87: Revisiting TikTok

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Learn what makes Gen Z’s most popular app tick in this informative review of everything you need to know about TikTok over the last two years. Don’t miss the link to the Ultimate Adult Guide to TikTok here below.

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About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.

Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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Ep. 76: Fentanyl & TikTok Now

Ep. 76: Fentanyl & TikTok Now

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Up to 50 times stronger than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than morphine, fentanyl has been making the news lately for its recent re-emergence. Learn the signs of overdose and tips for starting a conversation with teenagers about what to look for and the dangers of taking pills or other drugs from friends or strangers. Then, learn the latest changes in social media with our TIkTok update. And get a hot tip on keeping school lunch prep fast and easy!

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About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.
Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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Ep. 73: Dating Violence & Instagram Reels

Ep. 73: Dating Violence & Instagram Reels

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Dating violence in teens is a topic we can’t ignore. Especially when 1 in 12 teens experiences physical violence and 1 in 12 teens experiences sexual violence. We talk about who’s most at risk and how to help teenagers in abusive relationships. Then, don’t miss Karlie’s crash course on reels and tips for how to raise critical thinkers.

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Have a question? If you have a question about something you heard or just want to give us some feedback, please leave us a comment below.  We would love to hear from you!
About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.
Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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