They Didn’t Quit Knocking

  • 27 million people are modern-day slaves across the world.
  • 1 million children are exploited by the sex trade every year.
  • The sex trade is a $32 billion dollar industry.

*Stats via the Polaris Project

 

 

Kim’s photo’s – Art or Porn and It’s Impact on Our Teens

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In light of the recent exposure of Kim Kardashian, many have voiced their opinions about whether or not it was acceptable.

No one really knows why Kim Kardashian chose this step but several questions that came to mind when I thought about this unveiling is – What was the goal and message of these viral photos and how will this impact our teens?

I don’t think anyone will truly understand the complete story or goal of why the photo’s needed to be taken in the first place.

What I do know is that a message, whether or not it was purposely thought of, was sent and how are we as parents going to confront and deal with that message. From my point of view as a mother, the message I received was this: Continue reading

He Said All the Right Things That Changed Her Life

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She had a huge crush on the boy. She was only 9 but he was much older. A mere 14 years of age but old enough to know what he was doing. Picking up on the fact that she didn’t feel good about herself, he honed in on her crush and took advantage of it.

Opportunities presented themselves in which on-line chats were formed. He told her how pretty she was and that no one would love her the way he did. He said all the right words for her to hear. Feeling so unworthy at such a young age, she soaked up the praises being bestowed upon her and was willing to do anything in return for his devotion.

Then it happened. This day she could do something for him. This was not how she wanted to make him happy, but she felt obligated because he was so kind to her.

“I want you to take off your shirt,” he said. She balked at the idea because it felt so wrong to her. But then, she had changed her mind. Why? “If you don’t do this, I will kill you and your family. I have done a lot for you. I’m your master now. You have no one but me because I know the real you. So do what I say,” he threatened. Continue reading

ELLO, it’s more like GOODBYE!

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Recently a new site has been making waves to out-do the most infamous social site, Facebook. With ELLO in the wings to take upon those who have flown the coop from Facebook, it has also been making quite a few choices that are sending red flags to parents.

Although ELLO is now apparently an “invitation only” site, that will not stop teens from finding a way on there. One of the biggest issues for parents is the acceptance of Porn on the site. To quote Ello’s posting rules –

NSFW (Not Safe For Work) Used to describe Internet content generally inappropriate for the typical workplace, i.e., would not be acceptable in the presence of your boss and colleagues (as opposed to SFW, Safe For Work) flagging in is development. This policy will go into effect as soon as flagging is completed. We respect the diverse views of the Ello community. Not everyone wants to see porn. If you regularly post adult-oriented content, please respect those in our community who do not wish to see it by flagging your profile NSFW. Continue reading

Porn In The Classroom

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Showing eleven and twelve year-old’s how to use a sex toy is educational? Although this might have been an isolated case in Florida, what is happening all across America are the cases of porn being allowed for your kids to read. Since the implementation of the Common Core Standards, more and more parents as well as teachers are realizing the harm that is being introduced in the classroom through a very exploitative way.

Although you don’t hear cases in which a sex-ed teacher lays on top of her desk and gives a demonstration of a sex toy’s use (which happened recently in one Florida classroom), what is seducing your pre-teen and early teens are the required porn books that are mandated for your child to read. Continue reading