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For Parents

Protecting Kids Online

Christ Church Student Ministry wants to partner with parents to prevent the exposure to online porn and equip families with the knowledge and tools to help students navigate today's technology and media.

What makes today's porn different?

It's unlimited: one can view porn without ever repeating the same images/videos. It exposes kids to genres and images their brains didn't even consider.

It's addictive: viewing online porn spikes dopamine (in similar ways as meth and cocaine does in the brain).

How is today's porn hijacking our kids?

High speed internet changed the game through novelty and instant gratification.

This exposure has rewired the brain.

This exposure has created a loss of control by solidfying the brain pathways of what is normal.

PREVENTION & POST EXPOSURE: click here for brief notes on how to help prevent unnecessary exposure and what to do if your child is already viewing porn.

SOFTWARE & ONLINE RESOURCES

  • www.opendns.com: For content filtering.
  • www.fightthenewdrug.org: facts on porn's harmful effects: Summary Video of their campaign
  • www.xxxchurch.com: for accountability software and other information.
  • www.netnanny.com: Net Nanny internet filter
  • www1.k9webprotection.com: K9 internet filter for free
  • www.internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com: Reviews of internet filters
  • BOOKS

  • The Porn Trap, Wendy & Larry Maltz
  • Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction, Paula Hall
  • Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame, George Collins
  • The Brain that Changes Itself, Norman Doidge
  • Love you, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity, Mark Chamberline & Geoff Steuer
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy!, Robert Glover
  • Porned Out: Erectile Dysfunction, Depression, and 7 More (Selfish) Reasons to Quit Porn, Brian McDougal
  • You are Not Your Brain, Jeffrey Schwartz
  • The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness, Robert Sapolsky
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