Pornography. Either directly or indirectly, most of us have been affected by it. But it’s never too late to teach our kids so they understand the vile poison that it is and hopefully avoid it like the plague. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of child-appropriate educational material available today. But, after scouring the internet, I found 7 powerful resources that you can use to educate your child about pornography:
Good pictures Bad pictures
Any parent would appreciate Good pictures Bad pictures which is a read-along story about a mom and a dad who teach their child what pornography is, why it’s dangerous and how to reject it. With a 5-star rating and more than 493 reviews, parents highly-recommended this book for all ages. It’s an easy way to approach the subject in a non-threatening way. If you would like to reach a younger audience, try Good pictures Bad pictures jr.
What should I do when I see pornography?
Pornography can become a very depressing subject, but this video from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is uplifting and provides a sense of hope and happiness that even a small child can understand. It explains what pornography is and what to do if you encounter it.
This illustrated book, published in 2008 for families with children ages 7-9, is a valuable resource to help parents teach their young children about the destructive nature of pornography, the sacredness of our bodies, and the love the Lord has for His children.
We need to talk … about porn.
This video is a cartoon depiction from Fight the New Drug about why pornography is so destructive and how it affects your BRAIN. It is simple and to the point. It is appropriate for any age.
Also from Fight the New Drug, this first-hand experience from Elizabeth Smart may be difficult for younger children to watch. So you be the judge. But it a powerful example of the harmful effects of pornography. She explains how pornography directly affected the way her captor treated her.
What cigarette do you smoke doctor?
The irony in this video is laughable. Of course there is no doctor today who would recommend smoking cigarettes. It is damaging to your health. But we didn’t understand that concept years ago, just like we didn’t understand the impact of pornography on the brain. But now we do. It is as addictive and destructive as drugs.
3 conversations to have with your kids about porn
This podcast is more for parents than for children. A Catholic author and public speaker for the Chastity Project, Matt Fradd gets down to the details of how and why we should talk to our kids about pornography at an early age. You can also check out his blog post “You need to talk to your kids about porn.”
What other resources have you found helpful when teaching your kids about pornography? Leave your comments below.
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