• 7 Dangers of the Internet for Kids

    From Allen Prunty@1:2320/100 to All on Wed Mar 22 02:44:57 2017
    This is material we used on a workshop we did for internet dangers for
    children at my Church. I thought this might be useful for some. While this
    is geared towards faith based communities... it has a lot of information for any parent. Read and make sound decisions based upon your judgment.



    #1. Pornography--Warping the minds of youth

    Repeatedly viewing pornography, especially from a young age, can radically shape one's sexual attitudes and beliefs. Frequent exposures to sexually explicit material is closely linked to more permissive attitudes about sex, such as having multiple sexual partners, "one night stands", cynicism
    about the need for affection between sexual partners, casual sexual relations with friends, and even mimicking behaviors seen in pornography.

    * More than 1 in 8 web searches are for erotic content.
    * 79% of youth's unwanted exposures to Internet porn take place in the
    * Before the age of 18, 83% of boys and 57% of girls have seen group sex

    #2. Sexting--The unsafe 'Safe Sex'

    Sexting is sending or receiving nude or partially nude photos or videos
    through the Internet or cell phones. When teens engage in this risky
    behavior, many things can go wrong. These images are easy to forward on to others. At times, these images c