Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns

I recently had the privilege of joining licensed therapists, Joshua Nichols and Carrie Kyger for an episode of RecoveryTV, their YouTube channel. We discussed the difficulty of parenting in today’s culture and what concerned parents need to do to protect their children. I met Joshua several years ago at an event aiming to shine the light on the dangers of pornography. […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns

With all of the discussion of sexual abuse going on this week surrounding the supreme court nomination, it seemed like a good week to post about the topic as it relates to protecting children online. Sadly, in most of the discussions and #MeToo appeals about sexual abuse very few people ever bring up the role that pornography plays in the sexual […] Read More

Filed in : Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns, Uncategorized

In a recent article at Amplify, Alon Schwartz (CEO and co-founder of UnGlue) claims that the concept of parental controls is “the biggest parenting mistake in modern history”. As a big proponent of parental control products, I have to take serious issue with his claim. The point he is trying to make is that parental controls do not allow the […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns

Below is a link to a chilling and disturbing list and explanation of child pornography related crimes committed by college professors and staff. I applaud Dr. Handrahan for this extensive compilation of these horrific crimes. Yet, Dr. Handrahan claims suggest that this list may just be the tip of the iceberg: “My research, which is far from comprehensive, details 90 professors and […] Read More

Filed in : Filtering, Parental Controls, Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns

I read an article yesterday that gave the opinions of several mom bloggers on parental controls. It was obvious that many of them didn’t really think they were necessary or considered parental controls to be more for spying on their children or alerting to cyber bullying etc. The harmful and addictive nature of pornography should make it the number one […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns

This letter from Liz Wann passionately expresses the lure and evil of pornography. Where God’s Word exhorts judgement it also reveals His grace. Likewise, Liz beautifully expresses the grace and help we receive from Jesus when we rely on Him. Her letter is published at Desiring God but you can start it below: My Dear Sons, The eye beholds much good and […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns

As if having “The Talk” isn’t difficult enough, now parents also need to talk to their kids about pornography. In fact, talking to them about pornography is nearly as important as setting up protection on the online devices they use. Being forewarned really is forearmed, and it is critical when it comes to helping them have the proper response when they […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns

The following letter probably speaks for many moms who are concerned about their sons growing up in an era when pornography is so prevalent and seemingly accepted. I first saw part of the letter on the For Every Mom (@4evrymom) blog, but the original post comes from Amusing Maralee (@amusingmaralee).  I want  to include this letter here so it can be […] Read More

Filed in : Pornography Concerns

The authorities have now arrested Virginia Tech freshman, David Eisenhauer, for the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell.  News reports (below) indicate that the Kik anonymous messaging app was involved in their communication.  Other reports indicate that the Facebook group called “Teen Dating and Flirting” might have been involved as well.  That Facebook group has since disappeared.  It seems there is no […] Read More

Filed in : Parenting in the Digital World, Pornography Concerns

Most of the time teaching kids about sexuality is referred to as “The Talk”, but hopefully in your home it is a series of age-appropriate discussions from childhood to adolescence. In considering this post, I reminded myself that this blog is about protecting kids online not really parenting in general. However, a healthy understanding of God’s gift of sexuality can […] Read More

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