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We believe young people are essential in shaping a safe, ethical, just, and kind online world. Through advisory groups, internships, and workshops from 3rd to 12th grade, we actively listen and learn from their experiences. This guides us in updating our workshops and training for students, parents, and educators.

Join us on this journey of fostering digital well-being and responsible online citizenship!

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Expert Articles

By Dr. D. Luke Dowling, Psy.D

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In becoming a parent or caregiver, most of us understood that it would come with the responsibility of potentially awkward conversations regarding issues like drugs and sex. 

Discussing Sexting between Tweens and Teens

Internet Safety
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Having technology introduced on the younger side can be beneficial as tweens are often more responsive to parental advice than teenagers may be, however the trade off is that they may encounter content they are not ready for at a younger age. 

Navigating the Digital Frontier

Media Literacy

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For many parents and caregivers, one of the most nerve-racking decisions to make is how and when to talk with their children about sex. 

Discussing pornography with children

Internet Safety

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This guide explores the intricacies of loot boxes and microtransactions, and suggestions for dealing with potential problem gambling behavior in youth communities.

Exploring the Ethical Landscape of In-Game Purchases in Modern Gaming

Gaming and Entertainment 

  Dr. D. Luke Dowling, Psy.D

Dr. D. Luke Dowling, an Oakland-based psychologist, excels in clinical practice, research, and mentorship. Educated at Pacific University and the University of Maine, he leads Dowling Psychological Services in Portland since 2013, offering personalized therapy to diverse clients, including families and those with substance abuse issues. Previously at LifeWorks NW, he provided therapy and developed treatment plans, focusing on therapist well-being. Known for his communication skills and dedication to education, Dr. Dowling contributes to training future psychologists. His expertise in crisis intervention and diagnosis enhances his role as a consultant, impacting therapeutic and educational settings. Committed to improving lives, Dr. Dowling embodies knowledge, empathy, and excellence in psychology.

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Tips for Parenting in the Digital Age

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Tips Para Madres y Padres en un Mundo Digital

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Parenting the "Always-On" Generation

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Digital Citizenship

Digital Parenting Toolbox

Usability Guides for Digital Well-being

We have developed informational guides for parents and educators in partnership with ConnectSafely. 

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Digital Platforms

Safety and Inclusion

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Explore Our Youth Insights!

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Youth-Led Podcast

Our podcasts allow young people to hone communication and digital literacy skills while providing meaningful information for those tuning in. 

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See ME Magazine

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