Last week I wrote a post on The Ugly Truth that is Destroying the Family. The topic I spoke of was about the dangers of pornography and different facts you may not know. This post will focus on how we can talk WITH our kids, and ways to help avoid pornography. Educating and communicating are the best weapons to fight this “new drug!” Pornography addiction has become a common struggle among many individuals around the world.
There are classes in school and lots of campaigns about “DON’T DO DRUGS” or staying, “DRUG FREE”. The topic of pornography needs to be addressed with equal or more importance. Just like I mentioned in my previous post I mentioned above, pornography is more addictive than cocaine. The brain produces this addictive drug, and is readily available at all times.
Here are some tips to give you the confidence to address this topic with your kids.
TIP #1 – Teach your kids why pornography is harmful!
TIP #2 – Teach them what to do when they come across pornography.
- Call it what it is. “This is a bad picture”
- Turn it off or turn away
- Talk to your mom, dad or trusted adult!
TIP #3 – Always keep the internet in public places.
TIP #4 – Seriously think whether or not your child needs a smart phone with data on it.
TIP #5 – Make this a frequent topic of discussion in your home.
TIP #5- Teach your kids that seeing pornography does not make you a bad person.
TIP #6 – Watch this video with your kids.
“The world will teach our children if WE do not, and children are capable of learning all the world will teach them at a very young age.”Rosemary M. Wixom