I stumbled upon a couple of articles this week that that talk about the dangers of internet porn. These articles are articles that every parent needs to read. Whether you are a man or a woman, you need to read them and come up with a way to talk to your kids about it.
The first article is from The London Times and is titled, Generation Porn. In this article it describes how kids are using porn as a way to learn about sex and the things that they see in porn are effecting their view of what sex should be. They think the violence, degrading, the harshness of pornography is what is normal in a sexual relationship. The facts and the stories that the author uses are hard, but necessary to hear. Just on paragraph had the following information in it, “A study by Healthy-Mind.com found that the average age of first exposure to online pornographic images is six. Other recent studies have suggested eight. The largest child consumers of internet porn are the 12-17 age group.”
The second article is from Anne Marie Miller and is titled, Three Things You Don’t Know About Your Children and Sex. This article relates information that Anne learned from working with children at youth camps during the summer. One sad fact is that the first place kids turn to for information about sex is Google and even worse then tend towards Google Images instead of someplace they have to read. Not the best place to learn from. Another interesting bit of information was that all parents seem to think that their kids is the exception, that they don’t view pornography on the net, that they don’t do anything wrong. The truth is, most of our kids are not the exception. If you think your kids are, you are probably fooling yourself.
I know I am going to have a long talk with my kids after reading these. I am not looking forward to it, but I know it is important. In reality, I feel a little ashamed that I have not already had this talk with my oldest.
When I start Rock His World, I wanted to help marriages, I wanted do my part to save them, and I wanted to do my part to make them safer and stronger. I think I have written some pretty good articles to that end. However, what I am posting today I think is the most important thing I have ever posted. We are in a way for the souls of our children. If children think that what they see in porn is normal, they will be involved in very unhealthy relationships. Even worse, if you do everything in your power to keep your children safe, what happens if they date or marry someone who has this distorted view of sex? It will cause heartache and problems for your kids!!
Please Read these articles and discuss them with your spouse and then with your kids!!