Kid's Have Porn Access !!!
- By Sam George
- Published 08/16/2006
Sam George is the Executive Director of PARIVAR International - a non-profit initiative to address the needs of youth and families of Asian Indian origin in North America and to the Asian Indian community worldwide. Parivar means family in many Indian languages. Sam George also serves as one of the founding directors of Urban India Ministries
www.UrbanIndia.org Sam George and his wife, Mary have spoken at premarital and family events in many countries. They are parents of two boys and make their home in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Sam is the author of the book “Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians." Check out this website www.CoconutGeneration.com Coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside) is a metaphor for the Americanized Asian Indians. Sam George can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
According to a recent report in USA Today and also reported in Leadership Journal pornographic images are being accessed now by younger and younger children.
Despite the latest in filters, children can still find everything on the internet, from nudity to sites featuring violent sex acts.
“Kids are exposed to pornography at incredibly early ages, when their brains are going through profound developmental changes,” says Philadelphia psychologist Michael Bradley. “This has caught parents off guard. (Porn) has always been there, but it’s always been in a lower volume.” In recent years, he says, “It’s been like a tidal wave that has swept over kids.”
Regardless of what the internet companies and government does in protecting minors from harmful effects, experts agree that parents need to take matters into their own hands by using content filters, monitoring their children’s use of the internet and, most importantly, talking with their children about online pornography.
“You have to sit down with kids at ages 6, 7, 8 and start to inoculate them against this insanity by having these awkward conversations about what they might see,” Bradley says. “Parents have to get to these kids first—not last.”
A question that youth leaders and parents should ask their kids is not are they being bombard with pornographic images, but when do they first see one and what affect it had on them?
Hey .. you can’t keep a bird from flyer over your head, but you sure can keep it from build a nest on your head!