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Provided by one of our founders, Dr. Paul Jenkins.

Live On Purpose. What does that mean? It means that we have a purpose and we do it intentionally. Have you noticed that there is much negativity, fear, and doubt in the world? What happens when positive people lift and inspire fellow human beings to create and live a life they love; to live on purpose? Together, we create a pandemic of Pathological Positivity. When we do this, people’s lives are changed for the better. Everyone has a “sweet spot” or a “unique mission” in life. Our sweet spot is when we do what we love for the people who love what we do. Live On Purpose TV is where we gather to assist​each other to Live On Purpose.

New episodes daily.

Center for Parent and Teen Communication offers practical, science-based strategies for strengthening family connections and building youth prepared to thrive.

Our multimedia content is rooted in decades of research on effective parenting and strengths-based communication techniques. We cover a range of topics geared towards promoting teens to become their best selves.

Top Tips for Preventing Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is a very serious problem and there are several precautions that can help with preventing it before it even starts. Let’s take a look.

Cyberbullying is a problem, but how big a problem remains to be determined. Its apparent growth may be due to the increased prevalence of electronic devices, individuals’ obsessions with going online and staying connected, and the awareness that these factors could cause problems, including increased mental health issues such as substance abuse.

So many Online Child Safety guides are just scaring parents, without telling them what they can actually do; and this is why we came together, a group of cybersecurity experts and parents, to create a different guide. It’s updated for September 2020, and it’s all about steps you can take to protect your child from Sexual predators, Cyberbullying, Mobile phone addiction, and hurtful content. While we don’t think you should panic as a parent, you do need to be aware of the risk’s magnitude, as every kid could be affected.

FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge
Cyber Safety for Young Americans
In April 2015, the Pew Research Center published a study saying that 92 percent of teens report going online daily—including 24 percent who say they go online “almost constantly.” According to the study, nearly three-fourths of teens have or use a smartphone.
Considering the many dangers that lurk on the Internet—from child predators to cyberbullies, from malicious software to a multitude of scams—it’s imperative that our young people learn the ins and outs of online safety from an early age.

That is precisely why the Bureau launched the FBI Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge in October 2012 with a dedicated new website.


Since 1998, NCMEC has operated the CyberTipline, a place where the public and electronic service providers can report suspected online and offline child sexual exploitation. The millions of reports made each year uniquely situate NCMEC to identify trends and create prevention resources to address the evolving needs of kids and teens online. 

NetSmartz is NCMEC’s online safety education program. It provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children be safer online with the goal of helping children to become more aware of potential online risks and empowering them to help prevent victimization by making safer choices on- and offline. 


A true story of scoopers and poopers, of pointers and heroes. Of those who score goals, and those who score zeroes.

Kirk’s book “The Dog Poop Initiative” has sold over 80,000 copies. It has been translated into German, Spanish, and Hebrew. While this book is written for all ages and can be found in many public school libraries, the #1 buyer of the book is Boeing Aircraft who use it for their Six Sigma Lean program. Managers often use this book for their morning huddles or weekly kick-off meetings.

Get advice from cybersecurity professionals on how to navigate the internet safely. The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), formerly (ISC)² Foundation, is a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. We work to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through our educational programs, scholarships, and research.

Whether new to sobriety or sober for many years, relapsing is always a possibility. Due to this, it is vital to understand the stages of relapse and which factors may put you at risk. Knowing what to look out for and how to help yourself is critical to successful recovery. Additionally, creating a relapse prevention plan for alcoholism can help you maintain sobriety and avoid relapsing.

Teenage Suicide

A leading cause of death

47,173 Americans died of suicide in 2017, making it the 10th leading cause of death in the USA 1. It’s the 3rd largest cause of teenage deaths, only falling short of accidents and homicide 2.

Suicide doesn’t discriminate. Anyone of any gender, age, race or socioeconomic status might feel suicidal at any point in their lives – even if they “have it all” or appear to be happy from the outside.

However, teenagers are specifically at risk for suicide.

This exciting educational initiative is designed to inspire life-changing conversations and equip people from all walks of life with the knowledge and refusal skills they need to steer clear of substance misuse. Access standards-aligned content for students in grades 3-12, available in both English & Spanish, plus additional resources for educators, families, and professionals.

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change to prevent childhood bullying, so that all youth are safe and supported in their schools, communities and online. 


Our mission has resonated with parents from coast to coast who have already realized the danger of too much technology too soon. Gabb Wireless is not just a phone or a phone network—we are a movement to protect kids by providing age-appropriate technology solutions. If your child has reached the appropriate maturity stage for phone access, this may be a good solution for your family. No Internet. No Social Media. No Games. Nationwide Coverage. Check out what features are available.


UPLIFT FAMILIES is my initiative to connect parents with information, resources and programs that help them acquire knowledge and skills to raise loving, responsible, and happy children.

We believe that strong parent-child relationships are the key to providing children with tools and encouragement to make healthy and safe choices in their lives, keeping them free from drugs, alcohol, violence, crime and pornography. This UPLIFT FAMILIES program includes web-based resources, social media experiences, educational materials and periodic conferences on parenting and family issues.

Alcohol misuse and abuse are widespread issues affecting millions of Americans of all ages and backgrounds. Our team of journalists, researchers, doctors, and medical professionals has created a fact-based resource center on alcohol addiction and treatment. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families.  FOSI convenes leaders in industry, government and the non-profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions and policies in the field of online safety.  Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

Protecting Kids Online

The opportunities kids have to socialize online come with benefits and risks. Adults can help reduce the risks by talking to kids about making safe and responsible decisions.