Parents, here’s why you need to be worried about porn more than ever

There is a conversation that can no longer be avoided with our children today.

According to NBC-DFW, the small device used for making calls and sending texts can also be responsible for re-wiring your children’s brain for the worse. How? Constant access to pornography.

Dr. Elena Riedo, a North Texas psychologist who specializes in treating sex and pornography addiction, told NBC-DFW , “I think this is the biggest change in human sexuality, I think the biggest change we have ever seen.”

Due to access to high-speed technology and the dopamine released during pornography consumption, children are now locking themselves in their rooms for hours with their cell phones and iPads, quickly becoming addicted to the images that are re-shaping their ideas of sex. What’s the average age of exposure to pornography? Eleven years old.

While pornographic material has been around for decades, the frequency and intensity have increased over time, offering some of the most damaging content for adolescent brains. This will eventually have an impact on how children interact with each other, pursue a mate, and will completely twist their beliefs of a God-given gift. According to some experts, it could even have an impact on their long-term health.

Here’s the scariest part: Even if your children are not actively looking for porn, it is being advertised to them on seemingly innocent apps like Instagram, according to Lee Thompson, chaplain, mentor, and former porn addict. That’s right, the temptation is bombarding them like never before, and it’s the responsibility of the parent to fight back.

How? We have to talk to our children. Will the conversation be uncomfortable? Of course. But Reido says, “It’s either we as parents teach the kids what healthy sex is, or we let the pornographers do it.”

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