So how can we protect our children in an online world where pornography is pushed at them at every turn? And how do we help them grow into young men and women who are able to recognize and reject the dangerous messages porn teaches about sex and relationships? I asked a few experts for some advice, and what they told me is best summed up in three words: protect, prepare, and empower.Read More
Although it’s not often discussed, it’s estimated that 1/3 teens in the US will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults.1
Even less talked about is the fact that pornography plays a role in informing teens’ understanding of sex and relationships. In fact, one recent study shows that approximately 45% of teens who consumed porn did so in part to learn about sex.2Read More
You know there is a misinformation problem interfering with fact-based anti-sex trafficking efforts when established, reputable anti-trafficking organizations start publishing articles debunking myths and rumors about trafficking.
We have joined those organizations as we’ve continued our efforts to share accurate information about the daily realities of sex trafficking in the USA and suggest long-term solutions.
Yet, false theories still circulate online, and while some of these misguided warnings are well-intentioned, they are doing more harm than good.Read More
The majority of Brits would support tighter restrictions on online pornography, a new survey has found. In the survey considering sexual abuse and harassment targeted at women, 63 per cent said they support greater curbs. Women were particularly concerned, with 80 per cent backing more restrictions. Almost half of the 1,657 adults surveyed by …Read More
Updated sex ed guidance will spoon-feed K-12 children explicit sexual images, gender identity, and abortion: Report News
The National Sex Education Standards’ updated 2020 guidance is featuring what many parents may consider to be disturbing, indoctrinating sex-related information that public school districts are teaching children from very young ages.
The new standards, according to the report, were conceived by the Future of Sex Education Initiative, a partnership between Advocates for Youth, Answer, and SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change that seeks to “create a national dialogue about the future of sex education and to promote the institutionalization of quality sex education in public school.”Read More
UNICEF removed the report from its website shortly after the Friday Fax reported its contents in May. Days later UNICEF published a revised version, which left the report’s analysis intact but removed the assertion that “there is currently no universal agreement on the nature and extent of the harm caused to children by viewing content classified as pornography.” The lack of “agreement,” according to UNICEF, weighed against the use of “age restrictions” to prevent access to pornography online.Read More
While porn is often called “adult material,” many of its consumers are well under the legal age.1 Studies show that most young people are exposed to porn by age 13,2 and according to a nationally representative survey of U.S. teens, 84.4% of 14 to 18-year-old males and 57% of 14 to 18-year-old females have viewed pornography.3Read More
With the easy access to an unlimited, ever-increasing supply of porn these days, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that porn is having an effect on peoples’ lives.
In fact, there is an ever-growing body of research showing that porn can have profoundly negative, long-term effects on people’s lives, relationships, and our society as a whole.
Many people don’t even realize that porn is having an effect on them until they quit. So if you’re curious about how porn might be affecting your life, or if you’re looking for the motivation you need to kick the habit, here are 50 good reasons to quit porn for good starting today.
What do you have to lose?Read More
“Girls in this profile were the ones who were more likely to view pornography, be cyberbullied and be sexually solicited online,” Noll said. “Compared to the census-matched group, sexually abused girls were also more likely to meet strangers offline where the encounter ended up in sexual assault or attempted assault.”Read More
Children’s exposure to porn is one of the top concerns mentioned by parents on the 130,000-plus member parenting and tech Facebook group I recently joined. With a 10-year-old son begging for more gaming time and a 16-year-old daughter hoping to join Instagram, I needed the feedback and support from other parents on the page, who exchange information daily on navigating screens and encourage one another against the “digital empire” that threatens to consume our children.Read More
Over the years, research has increasingly shed light on the negative effects of pornography on the consumer’s brain, their relationships, and our society.
However, there is one common effect of porn on relationships that is rarely mentioned: The connection between porn and anger.
Over the past eight years of offering accountability to individuals struggling with a porn problem, I’ve noticed that anger is a common theme in almost all relationships where pornography is present. Often, a partner in the relationship is confused when their partner begins to express an angry response that is not proportionate to the situation that triggered it.Read More
Children’s exposure to porn is one of the top concerns mentioned by parents on the 130,000-plus member parenting and tech Facebook group I recently joined. With a 10-year-old son begging for more gaming time and a 16-year-old daughter hoping to join Instagram, I needed the feedback and support from other parents on the page, who exchange information daily on navigating screens and encourage one another against the “digital empire” that threatens to consume our children… (3 parenting tips to help: Protect, prepare, and empower children.)Read More