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US Government Resources:
FREE Look Beneath the Surface materials such as posters, brochures, stickers and much more in many languages from Department of Health and Human Services: CLICK HERE
Other Trafficking Resources:
Internet Safety Training materials:
“Two Kinds of Stupid”– Netsmartz.org video
“Tracking Teresa”– Netsmartz.org video
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
Resources for Pornography: A Public Health Issue
Pornography Statistics – 2013
70% of men ages 18 to 34 visit pornography websites in a typical month.
47% of families in the United States say pornography is a problem in their
55% of divorces are related to pornography.
Nearly 87% of young men and 31% of young women reported using pornography.
9 years old is the average age at which children first see online pornography.
83% of youth watch pornography at home.
9 out of 10 children between the ages of 8 and 16 have viewed pornography on the Internet, in most cases unintentionally.
Over 400 BILLION dollars a year is spent on video pornography in the United States, more than on football, baseball, and basketball.
Teach Your Children: Be proactive, start talking to your children while they are very young (ages 3–5), providing books that help them understand good images from bad images and to know their bodies arespecial gifts from God . When time comes for the pre-teen and teenagers find help for them usingTheology of the Body for Teens as well as a new program called “Fight the New Drug”.
Jennie Bishop, http://www.puritywork.org
Kristen Jenson, http://www.goodpicturesbadpictures.com,
Christopher West, http://www.TOBforTeens.com,
Clay Olsen, http://www.FIGHTTHENEWDRUG.ORG
Become Accountable: Place filters on all electronic devices, computers, iPads, iPods, cell phones, video game systems, MP3 players, etc. Use filtering that will block questionable sites. Be pro-active in protecting your entire family. Monitor all social networking, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , You Tube, etc. and block or screen movies and TV, using USCCB.org reviews of movies. The correct filters on electronic devices will prevent the unexpected pop-ups that can occur while searching the web.
Resourses: Net Nanny, Covenant Eyes, and NetSmartz.
Educate Yourself: Learn more about the subject of pornography and sex-trafficking through the vast
resources available to you. Provide information about pornography at your local and or diocesan CCW meetings yearly that address this silent but highly destructive subject. Show how prevalent pornography is in our homes and society, and how it is ensnaring our children, and spouses.
Pornography Resources & Websites
Morality in Media – The leading organization opposing illegal pornography, providing public educational and advocacy.
PornHarms.com – All children, women, and men have a natural human dignity, and thus a right to be free from sexual exploitation. Pornography, which is inherently
dehumanizing, violates this right.
Coalition To End Sexual Exploitation – As of February 2014, 145 national, state, and local organizations belong to the coalition. Prevention – Recovery & Healing –
Advocacy – Awareness is the focus.
Net Nanny – Internet filtering software and is actively involved in Internet safety campaigns with local and national media.
Covenant Eyes – Rates and records every web page accessed and sends an easy-to-read weekly rating report to its members for accountability reporting and real time filtering
of inappropriate content.
NetSmartz Workshop – email@example.com A program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that is helping children make safer choices online and in the world.
Pure Hope – Christian Solutions in a Sexualized Culture for Raising Kids.
Fight The New Drug – Ways to communicate effectively with teens and young adults in order to educate them about the harmful effects of pornography.
Family Watch International – Works at the United Nations and in countries around the world educating policy makers on the central role of the family. They
advocate for the protection of marriage, family, life, and religious freedom, and work to uphold standards of decency in society.
The Social Costs of Pornography – A statement of findings and recommendations, by The Witherspoon Institute, Mary Eberstadt and Mary Anne Layden.
S.A. Lifeline Foundation – Protecting families from the harmful effects of pornography, a resource for families, religious leaders and community leaders.
National Council of Catholic Women – NCCW Commission Systems provides information to support, empower and educate Catholic Women in Spirituality, Leadership and Service as
you serve in your homes, community, and your local and diocesan organizations.
USCCB – United States Council of Catholic Bishops