“Experts say 1 in 4 victims of Sextortion were under 13 [years of age] when threatened, and 2 in 3 victims were girls threatened before the age of 16.” – Fox News Report, “Juvenile Falls Victim to Sextortion Scam”
John Van Arnam is Founder of The Third Talk®, a non-profit dedicated to helping parents have the porn-prevention conversation with their kids. In his 20+ years experience protecting kids from being harmed by exposure to this content, he has explored every area available to figure out who should be educating our kids about the dangers of watching pornography.
“The problem with me is that there’s no regulation in the industry. The average age now where someone watches their first porn is eleven. … ‘porn’ it’s such a broad term. Porn can be anything from like something really softcore and mellow, to like hardcore, violent, torture porn… For somebody to learn about sex from porn, I think is really dangerous. And I think that happens a lot.” – Rashida Jones, Actress, Writer and Producer
In 2019 – just in the state of North Carolina – the number of Cyber Tips received by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force were 4,930 for the year. In 2020 children were sent into virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic and by year’s end, that number nearly doubled. By March of 2022, the number shot to 18,332.