From the UK, a former editor for Britian’s version of Maxim magazine, called “Loaded” discusses his conclusion that pornography is “the most pernicious threat facing children today.”

I asked the teenagers: ‘On a scale of one to ten, how likely would you say it is that boys and girls your age are watching porn online?’

The reply was a chorus of tens, nines and one eight.

When I asked the children if there were parental controls on the internet at home, they all said no, their parents trusted them. They all admitted their parents had no idea what they were watching, and would be shocked if they did know.

Martin Daubney was involved in the making of a documentary called “Porn on the Brain.”

What I saw during the making of the film changed my opinion of pornography forever.

The true stories of boys I met whose lives had been totally taken over by porn not only moved me to tears but also made me incredibly angry that this is happening to our children.

And the looks of revulsion on those poor girl’s faces in the playground enraged me.

I feel as if an entire generation’s sexuality has been hijacked by grotesque online porn.

After seeing some definitive research on pornography and addiction, Daubney quips:

If porn does have the insidious power to be addictive, then letting our children consume it freely via the internet is like leaving heroin lying around the house, or handing out vodka at the school gates.

And this toxic effect is filtering down directly into young girls’ lives.

The article is well worth the read. But it is shocking…

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Interesting and disturbing. The statement about teenager’s brains not being wired to say “stop” but to want more really speaks to a lot of issues that we need to be mindful of. Everyone has access to everything. Children quickly learn how to cover their tracks in this nebulous world where it seems nothing is perceived as real or dangerous, let alone right or wrong.

    • It seems that traditionally, helping children learn to stop has been the arena of parenting… however, for whatever reason, on this particular issue, either parents don’t know how to deal with it or they are completely ignorant of it.

  2. I would have to agree with your statements, I as a growing pastor am scared to what this tech savvy world is leading us to. All the kids now, (from what i did) have cell phones and tablets, etc. Now schools are integrating them in the classroom. What happened to picking up a book going over to a friends and having coffee.

    This world is changing and it is scary!

    • So instead of demonizing technology (because it does have a lot of good and appropriate uses) and deifying it (making it central in our lives), how do we redeem and use it wisely?

      • as a child i didn’t have a computer until i was in High School, and i didn’t know anything about the world wide web. Other technology i didn’t come about until then. Now i have a laptop, iPad,and a iPhone. its our generation.
        in my teachings at church and even in my Kids Hope USA Mentorship i use technology for the good (PowerPoint, games, etc.)

        in context to your question, i don’t know a good answer to your question. I have asked myself that same questions. I use Technology a lot in my own day-to-day activities. The only way i think we can redeem our generations and many to come is to limit it for children.
        Are we going to declare technology as a sin (porn is sin, if i believe it, as some would say,and as the bible would say, and i do believe it is a sin) Even more technology is not the only issue, but it is a main factor in society today.

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