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.”
The Third Talk’s John Van Arnam was interviewed by Fox News regarding “Sextortion Scams” where young people are asked to send nude photos of themselves to predators and are then extorted for favors or money.
The Third Talk’s John Van Arnam recently attended the North Carolina PTA 2022 Annual Convention.
“We all love the internet (… it’s worth a Google)—but not everything on the web is good for children’s eyes,” writes Lauren Kruchten. “As shocking as it may seem, U.S. kids are, on average, first exposed to porn at the age of 11—thus making up the second-largest demographic of pornography viewership in the world (!)… Enter The Third Talk.”
The Third Talk™ presents the A Critical Dialog About Your Children & Pornography event on April 18, 2022 at 6pm at The Franklin School of Innovation in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Third Talk™ presents the A Critical Dialogue About Our Children & Technology event on March 31, 2022 at 6:00 PM at The McKimmon Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.