An approved apparition of the Virgin Mary in the 17th century to a nun in Ecuador predicted that in the 20th century, children would be under attack.
“…shortly after the middle of the 20th century…the passions will erupt, and there will be a total corruption of morals.”
“They will focus principally on the children in order to sustain this general corruption. Woe to the children of these times!”
This is shocking, and yet the latest statistics show that most children see pornography beginning at eight years of age. If your child has access to a screen, they’re nearly guaranteed to be exposed to pornography. Exposure to pornography is never the child’s fault. We cannot solely blame ‘the culture’ or ‘the internet.’ Parents are the frontline soldiers in the battle to protect the most innocent. Parents need to talk to their children about pornography because they will see it somewhere. If parents don’t answer their questions, they will seek answers elsewhere. The desire to understand the human body is good, natural, and can be revelatory when we are led to understand the truth of the dignity and worth of the human person.
No parent wants to believe that their child will (or does) watch pornography, but ignorance is not bliss.
• Harm a child’s view of sex, reducing it to body parts and away from God’s plan.
• Harm a child’s brain by changing the neural pathways.
• Normalize sexual harm. • Lead to a high risk of addiction.
• Make a child aggressive toward women.
• Influence a child’s healthy relationships in the future.
Porn addiction is very serious, but it isn’t a death sentence. There are resources available to help individuals struggling with this addiction. Our Chastity Educators spread awareness of these resources to the students they teach and any adult seeking answers. Some Practical Tips: Consider not allowing your child to have a phone or limiting WIFI access in your home. Using a remote control on your WIFI allows you to turn it off/on easily. Accountability software (Covenant Eyes) is very effective in controlling what your child sees on his phone.. May Our Lady of Quito pray for us!
Joinfortify.com: Science-based support for lasting healing from sexual compulsivity. All ages. Free for ages 13-17.
Chastity.com: Jason and Crystalina Evert help teens/adults discover chastity through events, blogs, podcasts, and videos.
CovenantEyes.com: Accountability software for your devices. 30 days free.
ProtectYoungEyes.com: Explains digital trends, social media, and parental controls.
PluggedIn.com: Helps you make family-appropriate entertainment choices in movies, TV, and music.
Educateempowerkids.org: Provides resources for parents to guide their children in the digital age.
Connected: How Strong Family Relationships Lead to Internet-Safe Kids
Confident: Helping Parents Navigate Online Exposure
Equipped: Raising Godly Digital Natives
Covenant Eyes Blog: Learn what safeguards to put in place and prepare yourself to have important conversations with your kids.