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The Biggest Danger to Children in the 21st Century

February 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 128

In the past 30 years, the biggest danger to children has been drugs and alcohol. Substance abuse in general. There is a new danger, one that lives in each home a child lives in. A danger so cunning, it slips by parents on a daily basis. The Internet.

Everyday children have the chance to explore new topics and subjects on the internet. There is a computer in almost every home in the United States. Yet, only 2% of all computers in the United States have specific and effective controls on what children have access to. Pornography is the #1 searched topic on the internet, worldwide. The ease at which a child can access free pornographic videos is quite terrifying.

Lets say Johnny is 8 years old and hears his friend Mike say a new word at school today. Johnny, in his curiousity decides to "google" this new word when he gets home from school. To Johnny's amazement the first page of results are numerous links to free streaming videos. Videos that do not require anything but a "continue" click to bypass the age requirement. Johnnny now has access to hundreds if not thousands of videos that relate to the "sexual" word he typed in his search.

This should not be the introduction to sex Johnny should be getting. In the 1950's it was boys sneaking into their dads closet to look at the newest Playboy issue. Now, its boys like Johnny "googling" a word and into the world of online pronography he goes.

Dr. Patrick Carnes, the lead authority on Sexual Addiction, and Sexual Dysfunction has stated time and time again that the ease of access and availability of pornography will provide a gateway unlike we have ever seen for sexual dysfunction in America and all over the world.

Pornography is free speech as it should be. The first amendment is strong as it should be. Parents need to start taking action and installing anti-pornography software on their computer before it is too late. This is not an article saying pornography is bad or wrong. This is to bring awareness that our children have the ability to access this not only at home on computers inside your house, but on their phones as well. Sex is everywhere, and our children face it daily if not hourly wherever they go, whatever they see. This is not an issue of religion or right or wrong, rather an issue of being proactive and protecting our children.

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