Sexting – New Article

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“January 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – It’s not a popular view to hold, but I believe that one of the most dangerous things you can give your teenager is a smartphone. As I noted several years ago, there are many reasons not to give your child one of these dangerous devices (Tim Challies put in bluntly in a December article titled “Please Don’t Give Them Porn for Christmas”), and the news seems to produce corroborating evidence for this position by the day.

“Late last year, a police officer from Prince Edward Island warned that nude selfies were now so ubiquitous among schoolchildren that “it’s become part of the courtship process for kids as young as junior high . . . ”

To read the complete article by Jonathon VanMaren (and other articles he’s written), go here:

Sexting is not a new thing – on our “Why Should I Be Concerned?” page, we’ve had a link to a 2013 MLive article that references a situation at Portage Northern High School. That article was updated in early 2019, and focuses a little more on the legal side:

Protect Young Eyes: Dangerous Places for Children

Where Do Your Children Go Online?

One of the most active sites for advice on dealing with online safety is ProtectYoungEyes.com. On this site, you can find advice on apps, filters, and up to date information on the latest risks. One of the articles on the site deals with the physical location where children access the internet. Five locations are discussed as the most dangerous. Take a look and see if you can improve the safety of any one of these locations in your family: