#ParentTalk emphasises the urgent need for parents to get educated about the devastating impact of pornography exposure on their children’s lives – and not only today, but their future adult lives as well!
“Pornography is a social toxin that destroys relationships, steals innocence, erodes compassion, breeds violence and kills love.” – Dr. Antoinette Basson of the Youth Research Unit of the Bureau of Market Research at the University of South Africa, referencing the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, 2018
Research shows that pornography – even non-hardcore pornography – is severely detrimental to the physiological and psychological health of both children and adults. Parents need to know that these harmful effects are significantly greater – i.e. worse – on children because their brain matter and capacity are still developing.
“It is no longer if your child will be exposed, but when …” – Dr Gail Poyner, author of “Pandora’s Box is Open – Now what do I do?”
According to statistics, on average a child is exposed to pornography for the first time at the young age of ten years old. Parents who have not started talking to their child about pornography by age nine, is more likely than not already failing to prepare their children for the onslaught of the global pornography industry.
This subject is rather scary and overwhelming – but there is hope! The best thing you can do as a parent is to get equipped and educated on how to protect your child – and on how to empower your child to respond appropriately to exposure.
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We encourage you to take active steps to protect children from the scourge of pornography. Get started – sign up for # ParentTalk – today!
You can also have a look at these brilliant resources that can to help you protect your child from online exposure and help them deal with exposure, when it happens.