Category : Photos/Photography

(Time) Teen Sexting Has Become Even More Common, Research Says, with about 1 in 4 now saying they receive such photos

73% of teenagers today have a smartphone, giving them access to all types of communication over text or social media. For many kids, that includes sexting—the sharing of sexual messages, images or videos—according to a new study.

The new report, published in JAMA Pediatrics, analyzed 39 studies with a total of about 10,300 young men and women under age 18. It found that sexting has become increasingly more common in recent years. Though the majority of teenagers don’t report sexting, 15% of teens say they send sexts and 27% receive them. The activity is also more common as young people get older, the study authors report.

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Posted in Children, Ethics / Moral Theology, Marriage & Family, Photos/Photography, Pornography, Science & Technology, Sexuality, Teens / Youth

(Telegraph) Churches must switch off CCTV cameras during services as prayer should be private, C of E court rules

Churches must switch off CCTV cameras during services because prayer is private, a Church of England court has ruled.

The consistory court ruling is believed to be the first made on the ethics of CCTV in church and was made in response to a Canterbury vicar who applied to install two cameras so his church could be left open during the day.

The Reverend Philip Brown, and churchwardens Robin Slowe and Robert Allen, want to install the camera system to deter vandals from damaging the church and to catch the actions of any wrongdoers.

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Posted in Church of England (CoE), England / UK, Ethics / Moral Theology, Law & Legal Issues, Parish Ministry, Photos/Photography, Religion & Culture, Science & Technology, Spirituality/Prayer

Meet the Cincinnati Zoo’s viral social media star Fiona the hippo

As the prematurely born Fiona the hippo continued to grow in size, her social media following through the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Facebook page also grew.

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Posted in Animals, Photos/Photography

Blessed Epiphany to all Blog Readers

Posted in * South Carolina, Epiphany, Parish Ministry, Photos/Photography

In Pictures–Epiphany 2018 Celebrations Around the World

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Update: the Express has 23 photos there.

Posted in Epiphany, Photos/Photography

Morning Snow Update from Summerville, South Carolina

Posted in * South Carolina, Photos/Photography, Weather

Summerville, South Carolina, Turned into a Winter Wonderland with 6 1/2 inches of snow from the Latest Storm

Posted in * South Carolina, Climate Change, Weather, Photos/Photography

(BBC) Christmas Day 2017 around the world in pictures

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Posted in Christmas, Globalization, Photos/Photography

Remembrance Day 2017 around the world – in pictures

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Posted in Globalization, History, Military / Armed Forces, Photos/Photography

A Series of Wonderful Photos of the new bishop of Sheffield Pete Wilcox

Posted in Church of England (CoE), CoE Bishops, Photos/Photography

Friday Morning Mental Health Break–A 40 Ton Humpback Whale Leaps Entirely Out of the Water (Really)

Posted in * General Interest, Animals, Photos/Photography

Lowcountry South Carolina Solar Eclipse Coverage from the Local Paper

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Posted in * South Carolina, Photos/Photography, Science & Technology

Sunday Afternoon Mental Health Break–The White Moose of Sweden

Posted in Animals, Photos/Photography, Sweden

The Diocese of South Carolina Contingent at the ACNA 2017 Assembly

Posted in * South Carolina, Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), Photos/Photography

More Vacation Photos–Acadia National Park

Posted in * By Kendall, Harmon Family, Photos/Photography