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Dangers of Sexting

cell phoneMedia has made teenagers out to be innocently expressing themselves through sexting (sending nude photos of themselves to others through text messaging.)  How dare the courts prosecute the youth as child pornography producers, is often their cry.  I have read several articles about the dangers of sexting and how the image gets spread around, kinda like a sick joke; it is even posted online for the whole world to find.  The child is supposed to have suffered enough from ridicule to be punished any farther.  If this is true, then why does this kind of behavior continue rapidly throughout our high school aged children?  Wouldn’t they learn from others mistakes?  Or better yet, wouldn’t parents learn from all the sexting scandals and control their child’s phone usage?  I believe there should be a harsher punishment implemented when authorities are aware of such behavior.

In Rhode Island, legislation has passed that makes sexting by minors illegal. “Sexting offenders can be charged with a “status” offense in Family Court; individuals adjudicated of the sexting offense cannot be prosecuted under the state’s child pornography statutes.  Those who possess, or forward, sexually explicit images of a minor other than themselves, however, can be prosecuted under the child pornography laws and, if convicted, may have to register as a sex offender.”  Other states that are known for prosecuting for sexting include Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming.  I think if more states would pass a law to this affect then we would see sexting among minors drastically decreasing.  If the teens do not see the affects of being registered as a sex offender surely their parents will and hopefully will start acting like a responsible parent that is supposed to protect their child.  If we  keep treating sexting like it is no big deal and that it is just a part of growing up and learning lessons then we are teaching our children that it is okay to brake the law and we should not expect them to quit once they step into the real world as an adult. No wonder so many adults today think that they are invincible when it comes to keeping the law.

We not only need to  teach our children the importance of safety online on our computers but with the growing popularity of sexting we need to on their phone as well.

An Unconcerned World

II Timothy 3:1-7This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

I read this verse today and it reminded me of the perilous time to which we have come.  Our company, Clean Internet, seeks to keep people from the filth that is on the Internet, but it seems that so many out in the world don’t want to be kept from it. They are “lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” and definitely “lovers of their own selves.”  It has been more and more prevalent that we as moral or religious families are being outnumbered or out-voted by those that are seeking their own pleasures. Have you ever reported something that you did not want your family to see or hear to the authorities or someone in charge and they looked at you like you were crazy for thinking that it was wrong or told you that there was nothing you can do about it.  It seems like society places more emphasis on the rights of those that are doing wrong and do not seem to mind that it may offend us as moral people. This is exactly the decline of society that Timothy is talking about in the last times.

The last part of this of this verse shows why we should guard our homes from these people.  “For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts.”  We do not want to be one of those “silly women” that is led away with the lusts of this world, or have someone in our family be classified in this way. The Bible tells us to turn away from people who are classified in these verses. Keep the sin of this unconcerned world out of our homes with a Christian Internet Filter.

Progression of Porn Addiction: How Did They Get That Far?

There are so many atrocious sex crimes reported that were done by people who everyone thought were respectable citizens or came from good, religious families.  I will spare you and not list the vast amount of ways these crimes are committed; you know what I am talking about if you read the news at all.  If not here are a few recent stories that will update you.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/police+chairman+appears+court/5056248/story.html

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/jul/07/barber-imprisoned-for-child-porn-files/

http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-man-gets-290-years-for-making-child-pornography-20110705,0,231033.story

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/124805259.html

This might be an assumption, but more than likely the fact that you are reading this article shows that you are anti-pornography.  Some may even say, I would never think of doing anything like this.  Stop and think; did anyone caught for these crimes think that they would ever get to this point? I would like to share some information about how they get to this point.  I found most of this information on sites that are trying to help those who are already addicted to pornography.  I hope to use this to warn of the danger and stop you from ever entering the progression of pornography at all.  The following includes Five Steps in the Progression of Pornography:

1. Early Exposure Pornography gets its foot in the door when curiosity is at its hight and the brain is very impressionable.

2. Addiction Their body becomes addicted to the neuro-chemical changes that are produced by the high of pornography.  At first they just keep coming back for more until it becomes a regular routine. Then they get hooked and can not quit coming back for more.

3. Escalation They no longer are gratified by the regular routine. They start looking at more and more graphic porn. Things that used to disgust them now excites them.

4. Desensitization They start becoming numb to anything they view. Even the most graphic, degrading porn doesn’t excite them anymore.  they become desperate to try anything that will bring back that same thrill again but can’t find anything.

5. Action Out They begin to leave the fantasy world to the real world.  It starts by fantasizing about raping actual woman or molesting a child.  Then they look for a scenario that fits what the porn showed. A good example of this is Ted Bundy who admitted to this process.

As you may have noticed, many porn addictions develop at an early age, usually during teen years.  Teens are easily addicted because it combines their natural curiosity, a new-found pleasurable feelings, and fear and shame. We as parents must stop our children from viewing such images and possibly acquiring a start of an addiction.  Please protect them and yourself with a Christian Internet Filter.

The sin of America today is pornography

I believe the sin of America today is pornography, I will not bore you with statistics, but the fact is pornography is a huge problem. It used to be you would have to sneak out and drive down to the little shack that had XXX Adult on their door.

Those days are gone, oh no I don’t mean the adult stores are gone they have gone from the bad part of town to the main street in many of cities. Pornography now can be accessed in the secrets of your home, no more getting in the car and driving to the red light district. The fact is you can turn on your computer, open up your Internet and type in any vile search you can imagine and there it is.

One of the first steps that should be taken is to safe guard your home from the potential dangers of pornography entering your home is to implement a filtering and monitoring program on your computer.

What you need is a filter that will not allow you to over ride it one that cannot be turned on and off at a whim. A good filter will do all this and more. It will have a reporting feature, a staff of knowledgeable folks that are there to help.

Please protect yourself and your family and get a great filtering and monitoring package.

Adults and the Internet

Internet safety is usually packaged as protection for children. Don’t get me wrong we need to protect our youth,but we also need protection for the adults of the household.

When people of all ages are on the Internet, there is very little accountability in regards to knowing where, when and how long they have been on the Internet. The use a good Internet filter will assist in keeping your household free of the dangers of the Internet.

A good filter will have the capability of generating reports of usage of a computers visited web sites. It will also add a accountability feature that will allow you to have a partner view your surfing history.

PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION STATS

PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION AND INDUSTRY STATISTICS

As of 2003, there were 1.3 million pornographic websites; 260 million pages

U.S. adult DVD/video rentals in 2005: almost 1 billion (Adult Video News).
Hotel viewership for adult films: 55% (cbsnews.com).

Unique worldwide users visiting adult web sites monthly: 72 million

Number of hardcore pornography titles released in 2005 .

Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction: 10%; 28% of those are women .

More than 70% of men from 18 to 34 visit a pornographic site in a typical month (comScore Media Metrix).

More than 20,000 images of child pornography posted online every week (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 10/8/03).

Approximately 20% of all Internet pornography involves children (National Center for Mission & Exploited Children).

100,000 websites offer illegal child pornography (U.S. Customs Service estimate).

As of December 2005, child pornography was a $3 billion annual industry .

“At a 2003 meeting of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, two thirds of the 350 divorce lawyers who attended said the Internet played a significant role in the divorces in the past year, with excessive interest in online porn contributing to more than half such cases. Pornography had an almost non-existent role in divorce just seven or eight years ago.” (Divorcewizards.com)

Internet safety is not just for children

Protect yourself from the temptation of pornography, put a stop to the open door of filth that is pumped into your household via the Internet.

Please don’t allow your self to become another satistic,protect yourself and your household with a good filtering system.

Internet filtering software identifies and blocks porn

The Internet is a powerful research and communication tool; however, it contains an enormous amount of information that can be offensive to adults, and unsuitable and sometimes downright dangerous to children. There is a large amount of explicit, but legal, material on the Internet. There are bomb recipes, hate speech and obscene language, all mixed in with political, legal, educational and sports-related resources. The Internet is not owned or regulated by one particular place or person; therefore, anything can be put up on the Internet despite the objections of others. By simply connecting to the web anyone can have instant access to countless pornographic and explicit websites and other websites dealing with hate, violence, and terrorism. There is no universal definition of what is objectionable and what is decent, and children are exposed to ‘objectionable’ material on the Internet everyday. Fortunately there are measures that parents can take to prevent this from happening.Protecting Children online has become a growing industry during the past few years. Internet filtering software identifies and blocks unsuitable content on the Internet, and prevents it from being shown on the screen. No filtering software can be 100% effective, but the best web filtering software successfully blocks out the most undesirable sites, while letting though the more begin sites.
Clean Internet provides protection to children, teenagers and adults who are vulnerable to the negative effects of objectionable material available on the Internet.

The effectiveness of filtering software differs from one program or service to another. While some of them are simple plug-ins for Microsoft Internet Explorer and offer basic filtering of a manually maintained list of URLs, others offer a rich set of features and come with large built in database of white-listed and black-listed websites.

 

 

One of the most important attributes an Internet filter program can offer is an easy-to-use design, making it possible for people with all levels of computer experience to easily install and use the filter to its fullest capacity. The most useful Internet filtering software offers reports on what each family member has been doing on the computer, which includes websites visited, chat room activities, and Internet programs used and so on. These log files can be sent daily to a specified email address. In this way parents can monitor their child’s internet activity even when they are away from home.

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How can I block pornography from being viewed on my computer?

I need something like a parental filter or something. I’ve tried going to ‘Internet Options’ >> ‘Content’ >> ‘Content Advisor’; but that blocks absolutely EVERYTHING. It says, “This page has been rated by a rating system that you do not have installed. For more information about these ratings, connect to http://www.icra.org/ratingsv02.html:
cz – 1
lz – 1”
I don’t want everything blocked, just pornography. I’ve gone through each item and setting the content levels to ‘unrestricted’ except for the nudity and sexual content items, but it still blocks everything. I don’t know the actual URL’s of each porn site, I just want a generic porn filter. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.

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