With all schools closed, kids have lots of free time on their hands. Electronics are their favorite pastime, especially when they’re not allowed to congregate for sports or other group activities.
Many parents, on the other hand, either are teleworking or doing necessary things around the house, thus increasing the time kids are alone on their computers, phones or tablets.
That, according to Donna Rice Hughes, CEO of “Enough is Enough” (www.enough.org), the anti-pornography nonprofit, opens the door for kids to access hard porn on the internet. For instance, Pornhub hosts content that shows women and children, victims of sex trafficking, being raped and exploited. Right in their own homes, kids can view sexual assault, sexual violence, anal sex and more at the hands of on-line porn dealers!
Hughes went on to say that kids as young as 10 make up 25% of porn users in the under-18 category! In their on-line searches, they can be caught unaware on web sites unfit for human consumption! Curiosity can draw them in, so an innocent first glimpse becomes an addiction.
To minimize the possibility of that happening, parents can do the following:
- Use the parental control tools on electronic devices,
- Talk with your children about appropriate use of the internet, and
- Know and approve of who your children communicate with on-line at all times.
Hopefully, these guidelines followed carefully will greatly reduce the incidence of kids seeing what they ought not see and know. Prevent pollution before it occurs. Otherwise, it’s too late!
— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance
I do worry as the parents who are not use to being around their kids 24/7 since most are in school while parents work or what not— are most likely turning a blind eye as kids migrate to their rooms while parents migrate elsewhere in their homes— extra electronic supervision is needed as kids also stay plugged in for all the current virtual schooling