Helpful tips for parents,families and care givers on providing protection from child pornography,child molestation and other ways in which parents can protect children.
In today’s sexualized culture, every child is at risk, however with the right resources and solutions every concerned parent can be able to guide and protect their children from child pornography and its effects such as child molestation and the trauma and disturbance they go through at viewing it.
Child pornography refers to images or films depicting sexually explicit activities involving a child or children. The sources of such materials are normally adults that interact with children, however, in recent days the internet has been found to be one major source of child pornography.
According to Heinz Peter Meidinger, chairman of the Germany association of philologists, boys 12 and order often know how and where to find sites featuring extreme violence or degrading pornography.
Pornography is normally used as a way to show the child what the offender wants the child victim to do and the effects of pornography are progressive and addictive for many teens and children. Exposure to pornography threatens and increases chances of children becoming victims’ of sexual violence and abuse.
According to the USA National centre for missing and exploited children, child pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry and among the fastest growing criminal segments on the internet.
How can parents in this technological world be able to provide the necessary technology to the children without compromising the safety and development of the children? How can they prevent children from falling prey to vices such as pornography which may affect the morals of the child?
A number of organizations are being formed and tool are being developed every now and then to provide resources and solutions to parents , guardians and care givers to help them learn how to protect children against child pornography.
Organizations such as the Association of sites advocating child protection (ASACP) are dedicated to eliminating child pornography from the internet through its reporting hotline and organizing online adult industry to combat the crime of child sexual abuse. The organization helps parents prevent children from viewing age inappropriate materials online.
The National Coalition for the protection of children and families is another organization which seeks to assist parents in making an informed decision when purchasing filtering, blocking or monitoring software for their family.
Anti child porn organization (ACPO) is another organization with a mission to eradicate child pornography from the internet and to educate the world and legal authorities what can be done about it.
While all these efforts are being put in place to supplement parents’ efforts, the greatest responsibility still remains with parents for the protection of the children. Do you know what your kids are watching? Do you really know and trust the people you entrust your children with?