Kids & Porn Exposure
- By Sam George
- Published 02/7/2007
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 the report:- The most frequent viewers of Internet porn are kids 12-17 years old.
- The average age at which children are first exposed to online pornography today is 11 years old.
- Certain Internet pornography producers imbed children’s words like Teletubbies and Pokemon as “meta-tags” to drive kids to their sites.
- Approximately 20 new children appear on pornography sites every month, many of them kidnapped and sold into sex.
Premature exposure to adult content to children can be destructive and addictive. What will this lead to? Earlier sexual experimentation, more promiscuous, depression, abnormal behaviors, addictions, crime etc.
Technology based solutions like filtering may help a little. But more important is parental involvent in guiding and monitoring the net usage of their children. Talking about harmful effects of lewd images on impressionable minds and how it could sabatage all relationships with people of opposite sex. Has pastors, youth leaders and parents broached these topics with your kids? If not, it is high time.