The Elephant in the Room…Pornography

Elephant+in+the+Room+(1)YUP!!! We are going to dive right in with the BIG ONE!  Why?   Because let’s just start the conversation and get over being uncomfortable. Sit down while you read this otherwise you might faint….There are 26,000,000 pornography websites.  Yes, millions. Wanna know how many porn videos get watched per year?   6,311,390,4000,000. Did you catch that?? Over 6 trillion porn videos are watched per year and that’s just the videos and doesn’t include the still pages available. This does not include sexting, a new trend among kids 13 and up. One site transfers more than 4,000 pages of porn per second!  (These stats are from conference I recently attended and can be found at www.setfreesummit.org) .

Your child will be exposed to porn.  It isn’t a matter of “IF” anymore; it is a matter of “when”.  Thankfully, their first glimpse is usually soft porn and it’s accidental.  My son was three years old when he was first exposed. He was sitting on my lap while I was reading email and pop up came up of a girl nearly topless.  It was for a dating site.  I watched his sweet little innocent eyes as they flittered across my computer screen and locked on the image. I asked him, “Are you looking at the picture?” He nodded his nearly perfect little blond head.  I responded with, “Mommy will show you how to get rid of that picture by clicking on the X”.  And so I clicked it away and prayed over his mind.  Just like that, in a matter of seconds, he had his first glimpse of what experts call “soft porn”.    That is the first lesson:  LEARN HOW TO GET RID OF IT!   Teach your kids how to click off pop-ups.  I recently  attended a conference and heard 27 different lectures on this topic from Neuroscientists, Neurosurgeons, Psychologists, Sex Addict Counselors, Pastors, Professors, PhD experts in the field, Wives of Addicts,  and the National Center for Sexual Exploitation, just to name a few.   I was commissioned to share my knowledge with you and that’s how this blog was birthed.  Each post will be short and informative and end with a TIP.  Tune in tomorrow for more info! You won’t be disappointed. Come on AMomTribe, it’s time to get educated!!

TIP #1:  Teach your kids how to turn off any pop ups.

  • By Amy in category Pornography and Resources

9 thoughts on “The Elephant in the Room…Pornography

  1. Gillian Sargeant says:

    Amy thank you for the information. It’s more alarming than I’ve heard but did suspect it to be worse than the current stats … I believe and have for some time pronogrsphy is changing our entire world, the way we relate to one another, the way we dress, the way we respect ourselves and on and on. The innocent face Anne of Green Gables is gone forever in our youth, there is a cloud looming over every young person exposed to this evil, as their innocence is lost forever. I’m in!!!

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  2. Lisa says:

    Way to tackle such an important topic! Talk to your kids, because if you don’t they may ask their questions to those who won’t know the Truth!

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  3. Gretchen says:

    Great blog Amy. Thanks for bringing awareness to something we often dismiss as something that’s out there but doesn’t affect us personally. We are so desensitized to sexuality that a lot of times we don’t think how that sexy image on a billboard that we pass by everyday or pop-ups that may come up when our child is searching the Internet may affect our children. The simple tips that you give with each entry are easy to do actions that will help protect our family and help build a first line defense to help gaurd our children!

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  4. Crystal Knoll says:

    I know pornography is rampant but these stats are staggering!! Thank your for starting such a wonderful resource for all of us to learn, grow, and be able to apply in our lives with our children.

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  5. Tom says:

    Nice work Amy! I love your passion for education in these topics. It is much needed! I know it’s making a huge impact! It will be helpful for me teaching my future kids.

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    • amomtribe says:

      Thank you Tom! Feel free to spread the word to anyone you know about this blog. It’s a total ministry. I recently attended the 4 day SetFree sponsored by Josh McDowell and Covenant Eyes. Heard Clay Olsen speak (founder of fightthenewdrug). We were all basically commissioned to do what we can and since I can teach, I will do it. I have more opportunities to teach to moms right now so that is what I will do! I was asked to start a blog so that’s how it happened. Not a blogger by nature, but we will see where it goes!!!

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