to say it’s too early or too late. Kill that
thought because your 4-year-old and your
16-year-old need your guidance. Recently,
a parent told me her 6-year-old child was
exposed to porn by a kindergartner with a
Protect Your Devices
Install accountability and filtering software,
like Covenant Eyes ( covenanteyes.com), on
your devices. If a device can’t be monitored
with software and lacks strong parental
controls, don’t buy it. Unprotected devices
are an invitation to serious issues.
Also, filtering-only is not enough; and ac-countability/monitoring software is a must.
First, filters teach nothing, except how to
get around a filter. Accountability creates
conversations and opportunities for discipleship. Parents are their kids’ best resource
and accountability software is simply a tool
that helps parents better engage their kids
about what they see and do online.
Read These Great Resources
Here are some amazing resources that will
guide you in training and discipling your
Luke Gilkerson at Intoxicated on Life
( intoxicatedonlife.com) has a fantastic guide
called “Having the Talk.” It provides seven
lessons to introduce your child to Biblical
sexuality and will give you confidence and
reduce confusion about what to say.
Hal and Melanie Young have a wealth
of resources on their site RaisingRealMen
.com. Among them is a book they wrote
called Love, Honor, and Virtue: Gaining or
Regaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality. It’s written to and for teen guys to help
them navigate our cultural minefield.
Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a great book
you can use with your young kids to help
them understand why pornography is dangerous and how to reject it. You can find it
Equipped: Raising Godly Digital Natives
is an easy read packed with tips that help
you guide your child in a “pornified” world.
This free e-book shows parents how to have
honest conversations about self-image,
sexuality, sin and shame, and provides
proven methods for training children to be
media literate. Get Equipped and other free
e-books at www.covenanteyes.com/ebooks.
Sam Black is an Internet Safety Consultant,
partnerships director at Covenant Eyes In-
ternet Accountability, and the author of The
Porn Circuit: Understand Your Brain and
Break Porn Habits in 90 Days. He joined
the Covenant Eyes team in 2007 after 18
years as a journalist, and has edited 16 books
on the impact of pornography, how to protect
our families, and how God’s grace brings res-
toration. He has been married for 20 years
and is a father of two.
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The average age for kids to be exposed to pornography
is between the ages of 9 and 12.