My Grandparents do not really understand what I do for a living. They are farmers in Indiana and simply do not understand the internet. My Grandma thinks that XXXchurch does Billy Graham revivals in LA and Vegas on the contrary we give away bibles at porn shows. I think that is funny and I do not want to tell my grandma the truth because I think she will have a heart attack.
This weekend my parents visited and my Mom told me that my Grandma is beginning to understand what I do. My Mom explained to her that many teenagers have problems with porn and need help. This made sense to her for some reason. I think I have explained that to her twenty times but my Grandma got it this time.
My Grandma always asks “where was the porn when I was growing up?” I explain that it was probabley in a bigger city, in the seedy part of town. I try my best to but in perspective: “Grandma, with the internet, it is like a piece of that seedy part of a big city is in your living room?” Of course she asks “is it virtual reality?” Well no but it is pretty close…
Mom’s of students ask me all the time, “why is my son or daughter into porn?” I answer: “probably becuase it is in your living room.”
The stats dont lie, you guys, the students are online, I know i do not need to prove that. You have heard “dont become a statistic” well how about this, ” please dont be a statistic that looks at porn.” There is better stuff to do with your time……
Maybe you want to remind people of these stats at your youth group or school…download and the teen new stat cards (pictured above) >>> here.
Americans aged 13 to 18 spend more than 72 hours a week using electronic media—defined as the Internet, cell phones, television, music and video games.
87% of all teens are online.
1 in 7 youths received sexual solicitation online.
Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography is 11 years old.
15-17 year olds having multiple hard-core exposures – 80%
8-16 year olds having viewed porn online – 90% (most while doing homework).
7-17 year olds who would freely give out home address – 29%
7-17 year olds who would freely give out email address – 14%