I wonder if anyone has an answer for this: what proportion of people who’ve seen naughty images saw it on purpose? In other words, how many people who have never experienced anything like that actually go out of their way to find them?
I’d be willing to guess that the proportion would be pretty small. Most people I talk to say that the first time they saw a naked lady or whatever was by someone else showing it to them, or a random popup on the internet, or simply searching for something innocent online and finding that it means something entirely different in ‘that world’.
For me, that thing I was searching for was ‘deckchair’. What on earth?
I read an article a couple of weeks ago written by a lady who searched for a Christian video by its exact title, and six of the top ten results were pornographic.
That gets pretty scary when you imagine a child innocently searching for something fun and stumbling across something that will affect them for the rest of their lives. How about when you imagine your child doing that?
That article finishes by saying this:
There are sites dedicated to childhood cartoon pornography, and you know they aren’t for the adults. It brings a new perspective to 1 Peter 5:8, when we are told to be sober and vigilant because our adversary is roaming around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
If a roaring lion were after you and your child, what would you do?
Please, parents be vigilant, for the sake of your sons (and daughters), be watching. Be involved. Know what is finding your kids.
I’d encourage you to read the whole thing.
- What should Christian parents do if they have a prodigal Son or Daughter? (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)