The majority of teens have watched pornography online, some having seen it by age 10 or younger. We are our children’s greatest defenders against the hazards of the online world, and it’s never too early (or too late) to safeguard their online environment.
Few thoughts are as daunting to parents as the prevalence of pornography and predators in the lives of our children. While we’d like to think porn only lives in hard-to-reach corners of the internet, the reality is it’s only a few clicks away. According to Defend Young Minds, the average age of first porn exposure is nine years old.
From viral TikTok challenges to the controversial launch of Metaverse, 2021 was filled with big changes in the digital world. In a time where tech trends and news can be overwhelming, we thought we would take this opportunity to summarize the top digital stories for parents in 2021.
Join Krista Boan as she talks with the founder of Protect Young Eyes, Chris McKenna. It’s a topic many parents are trying to tackle: digital safety. They talk tools, apps, ways to think about “layers” of protection, and a variety of other details that parents are trying to grasp.
It takes an incredibly brave parent to share about their challenges. Instead of putting on their blinders to protect their ego, they face the truth in order to help protect other children. This story is from one such mother, Ashley, who shared her story with START —so others might not go through the pain she has been through. Thank you, Ashley. Your courage and vulnerability are such a gift.