The Third Talk

THE PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Parents have “The Talk” to teach their kids about the birds and the bees. A second talk regarding sexual development usually happens around middle school and is most often given by a guidance counselor or health teacher to discuss anatomy, pregnancy, boundaries, safety, and STD’s. Young children are then left on their own to go discover their own sexuality. Sadly, most children do that online. When you then combine the ubiquitous nature of online porn, cell phones in the hands of every tween and teen, busy and/or uninformed parents, and a lack of discussion in our schools and churches, kids operate in an environment that allows pornography to be available to our children in a way it has never been before. Because of this confluence of external conditions, Parents now need to have another talk with their kids. The Third Talk™ Parents need to have with their kids, is about porn.

Numerous studies have shown that repeated access to pornography can be scary and confusing to the well-being and development of children and young teens, and, unchecked can lead to long-term, even permanent behavioral issues. When dopamine is released in the adolescent brain, and the pleasure centers are engaged, this content can become very hard to “un-see.” To address this challenge, Parents need to be able to have an intelligent, ongoing, and effective dialogue with their children.

This conversation has historically proven difficult and awkward for Parents. Speaking with Parents about their online viewing habits in any medium can be a challenge for kids; and especially porn. This is where The Third Talk™ assists. We provide a safe and easy way to initiate the pornography conversation between Parents and their kids. The Parent’s continued communication and conversation with their kids is then significantly easier, more relaxed and natural.

We cannot end alcohol-related road deaths by eliminating alcohol, or roads. We cannot end childhood poisoning events by banning all chemicals. We cannot end a pornography challenge by eliminating porn. It is up to the Parents, and we are here to help you. Technological filtering barriers blocking porn simply do not work. 7-14 year old kids see 27,000,000 porn videos every day in the United States. The education of Parents and children is the only remedy to the hurt that continued exposure to this content can cause young people.

 


THE FACTS
  • Pornography in some form has existed since the beginning of humankind. There have been cave paintings of genitals and sexual expression found thousands of years ago. Pornography will always have an audience and a medium for production, and always has. [1]
  • Some websites can log 2+ million visitors per hour – more than an estimated 6,000 visitors per second [2]
  • The largest group of internet pornography consumers is children aged 12-17 [3]
  • 70% of children 7-18 years old have accidentally encountered online pornography, often through a web search while doing homework [4]
  • More than 93% of boys viewed online pornography before age 18 [5]

1. History of erotic depictions  –  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_erotic_depictions
2. Pornhub’s 2016 Year in Review – https://www.pornhub.com/insights/2016-year-in-review
3. SafetyNet: Key Facts  – www.safetynet.org.uk/thefacts.php
4. GuardChild: Key Statistics  –  www.guardchild.com/statistics
5. Family Safe Media: Pornography Statistics  –  www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html

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