Bill Maher’s Overtime segment posted to YouTube on September 9th, 2022 features guests Wynton Marsalis, Scott Galloway and Matt Welch. During a conversation about TikTok, Democracy, China’s authoritarian political system and the differences in culture, jazz musician and teacher Wynton Marsalis made an important observation. His introduction of his experience with his young students watching internet pornography and the change that has occurred has been the focus of The Third Talk®’s mission for over 20 years. We at The Third Talk believe that parents must discuss avoiding internet pornography with their children. We encourage you to read and absorb this important discussion.
Our video begins with John Van Arnam’s news pieces over the years discussing the harms of underage people watching explicit content online. The most recent news comes in the form of “Sextortion Scams” perpetrated by predators who coerce young people into sharing nudes and then threatening to share these images in exchange for money or favors.
In April John Van Arnam, founder of The Third Talk™, spoke at the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Forest City, North Carolina.
Author Deborah Berry, Counselor Shaaron Boyles, Commander Kevin Roughton and The Third Talk™ Founder John Van Arnam came together in March of 2022 for a seminar entitled, “A Critical Dialogue About Our Children and Technology.”
Can we laugh about online pornography? Yes, we can!
Personable and without colorful language, John Van Arnam has been speaking about the harms of adult content with parents and their children for years. His style is practical and he puts everyone at ease.
After a The Third Talk™ meeting with John Van Arnam, the son and mom of one family agreed to come in and discuss their experience.
In a relaxed setting, they talked about not only how their private consultation with John went, but what happened afterward. This video is designed to help kids and their parents understand how important and easy this conversation can be.
Dr. Robert Taylor, Deputy Superintendent of School and Student Advancement of the North Carolina Department of Student Instruction, begins this State Bureau of Investigation Internet Safety video by thanking The Third Talk™ and the SBI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their efforts in protecting children.