Today’s post focuses on sexual objectification in video games. We talked with a gaming mom to get her take on the issue:
I first saw objectification in video games when I was about 10 years old, playing the newly released Tomb Raider with my cousins at a sleepover. The exaggerated body proportions of Lara Croft made us tween girls giggle uncomfortably, but I didn’t know why.… Read More Read more Many parents have asked us how to tackle the topic of pornography with children who have autism. Not much has been written on the topic of autism and porn, but there are some special considerations to keep in mind for these special kids!
Never had I become more familiar with outer space, nebulae in particular, than in the six-month period that I worked with Jayden* as his special education teacher.… Read More Read more Heidi Olson is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) who shines the light on the links between pornography and child-on-child sexual abuse and online sextortion.
Her job at a Kansas City hospital involves examining children who are the victims of sexual abuse. As a result, she hears a constant stream of tragic stories that sound an alarm for parents.
Recently I was able to chat with her about the connections she’s witnessed first hand between sexual assault and pornography.… Read More Read more Now’s the perfect time to brush up on your online safety strategies! In fact, several of our readers asked for an Online Safety Refresher, and that’s exactly what we developed!
(In just a few minutes, you can go from fear to fearless–so check it out!)
These three checklists will help you with the 3 “T’s” of online safety: Tackle the Tech,Track Online Activity, and Teach Refusal Skills. … Read More Read more We’re grateful one of our readers warned us about a YouTuber who is popular with kids who now has her own Netflix show. The child-like main character, Miranda, is played by an adult and the episodes often contain very adult themes. But with an obviously young following and a PG rating on Netflix, this one is even slipping past the radar of vigilant parents–and their parental controls. … Read More Read more It’s not difficult to look around and surmise that porn culture targets kids. We meet and hear from parents all the time who are full of fear over this. And for good reason. With the ease of access to porn and its harmful effects on children, porn is a formidable enemy indeed! But fear can be very debilitating.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”–Sun… Read More Read more