John Van Arnam, Executive Director
John has a 19-year advocacy protecting children from viewing explicit adult material, and a passion for real-world practical solutions. To be clear, there is no amount of online pornography that could be considered ‘safe’ for children, or ‘just part of growing up.’ John sees our young people viewing explicit adult material as an avoidable challenge. He and his team raise critical awareness about the dangers of young people viewing this content, and they have created real-life solutions and conversations that allow the parents to discuss these dangers with their children. His team teaches parents and children how to have the pornography prevention conversation, which he has called The Third Talk™.
John has surrounded himself with great people who share his passion for protecting kids.
Hannah Adcock, Director of Youth Outreach
Hannah Adcock is the Director of Youth Outreach at The Third Talk™ and is a passionate, dedicated and fierce advocate of the solution of youth exposure to online pornography.
Hannah’s commitment to protecting our nation’s children goes well beyond her advocacy at The Third Talk™. Her work as the Regional Manager at GirlUp, a United Nation’s funded Women’s advocacy Foundation, highlighted her commitment to Women’s issues and health issues long before she left high school.
An Asheville High School Graduate and accomplished public speaker has well positioned her and her strengths to advocate for youth here in The United States and beyond.
Anya Manes, Contributor
Anya Manes is an educator and parent coach, specializing in helping parents talk with their kids about sex and relationships.
As a high-school teacher for over a decade, she became intimately aware of teen struggles and how our current sex-ed programs and parenting culture fail to give kids the skills they need to navigate adolescence safely. Anya speaks publicly at schools, parent groups, conferences, and private events. Anya coaches parents, privately and in groups, helping them build skills around feeling and defending boundaries, articulating sexual values, answering children’s questions, and becoming critical thinkers about sex in the media.