This subject is a difficult topic for both parents and their children to talk about. It usually gets boiled down to the one time talk about the “birds and the bees” The problem with this is that we are in a sexual crazy culture where it is referenced, sung about, marketed, or spoken about in just about every corner you live. This subject is on the mind of young people and it is NOT going away.
With all the worlds information at our fingertips, the stats are staggering specific to pornography:
- As many as 1 out of every 4 online searches are for porn.
- Every second, 30,000 people are viewing pornography.
- The average age of first exposure to porn is 11 years old
It is not my intention to ALARM everyone, but rather to partner with parents in addressing a subject that is so devastating and dangerous.
There are AMAZING resources around these things that I want to share.
As for speaking about God’s design for sex and clearly talking through these issues at different ages, I’ve found THIS PDF, produced by purehope.net , to be extremely helpful and I want to share:
Some Other Resources:
Great Interview on the Subject
Internet Accountability Software
I highly recommend this tool to help keep watchful eye over ALL of us as we use our devices!