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STAR Guides Wilderness - Smart Phone Addiction in Teens

Does your teen’s smart phone have more influence than you?

By Matt Bulkley | Blog Education Series , Boys Addictions , Cell Phone Addiction , Girls Addictions , Smart Phone Addiction , SmartPhone Addiction

An increasingly common frustration we hear from parents is the competition that exists between them and their teen’s smart phone. Parent complaints cover a wide variety of concerns including trouble listening/focusing, obsessive game playing, viewing porn, sexting, cyber-bullying and staying up all night watching videos to name just a few. We all are aware of […]

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STAR Guides Wilderness - The power of pornography on the teen brain

Porn Addiction: The power of pornography on the teen brain

By Matt Bulkley | Blog Education Series , Boys Addictions , Girls Addictions , Porn Addiction , Pornography Addiction

Not every teen who sees porn becomes addicted. Some youth simply develop distorted beliefs about women, sex, marriage, and relationships. However, others have an emotional vulnerability that allows the addiction to take over. In some cases, the addiction ends up in illegal sexual acting out. The porn industry hopes that today’s youth become addicted to […]

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STAR Guides Wilderness - How internet pornography impacts the teen male brain

How internet pornography impacts the teen male brain

By Matt Bulkley | Blog Education Series , Boys Addictions , Girls Addictions , Internet Pornography , Porn Addiction , Pornography Addiction

The brain science of on-line pornography addiction and teen males Neuropathways Online pornography is fundamentally different from the Playboy or Penthouse of past generations. Its potency is far greater and its capacity for fueling addiction is much stronger, particularly for the teen brain. Its sheer power and intensity create a heightened level of stimulation that […]

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STAR Guides Wilderness - STAR Guides to be featured on Innovations Television

STAR Guides to be featured on Innovations Television

By Matt Bulkley | Blog Education Series , Boys Addictions , Girls Addictions , Porn Addiction , Porn Addiction Recovery , Pornography Addiction

STAR Guides Wilderness will be featured in an upcoming episodes on Innovations Television with Ed Begley Jr. The production is scheduled to air on September 24, 2014 and will be shown on Discovery Channel, CNN and TLC. We we would like to thank Innovations television and DMG Productions for the great work that went into […]

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STAR Guides Wilderness - Top Signs You Need Counseling For Gaming Addiction

Top Signs You Need Counseling For Gaming Addiction

By Matt Bulkley | Blog Education Series , Boys Addictions , Game Addiction Help , Gaming Addiction , Girls Addictions , Video Game Addiction

Contrary to popular belief, video game addiction is not just prevalent among kids. In fact, increasing numbers of adults suffer from online video gaming addiction. Research shows that video game addicts play games as it provides them an easy escape from the real world. While there is no harm in playing mentally stimulating video games, […]

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STAR Guides Wilderness - How is tech addiction changing human behavior

How is tech addiction changing human behavior?

By Matt Bulkley | Blog Education Series , Boys Addictions , Girls Addictions , Internet Addiction , Tech Addiction

Despite its ever-increasing significance, technology has been wreaking havoc in the lives of people. Many individuals – adults and children alike— find themselves caught in a situation where they cannot live without their IPad or smart phones. Of course, technology plays a vital role in improving productivity and efficiency, but the question is: How much […]

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STAR Guides Wilderness - The dangers of online hookup

The dangers of online hookup

By Matt Bulkley | Blog Education Series , Boys Addictions , Game Addiction Help , Internet Addiction , Tech Addiction

Despite the widespread prevalence of the online hookup culture today, there are ways to protect your teens from crossing the line. The Internet, even though an extraordinary connectivity tool, brings with it a host of issues, especially for adolescents who are not aware of its dark side. Often, excessive use of social media platforms and […]

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