According to recent research, 21% of children as young as 5 years old have unsupervised access to the Internet at home. If you have kids, ages 5-7, and you would like a creative a fun way to teach them about Internet safety, check out Hector’s World, an online cartoon. These are made by Thinkuknow, an affiliate of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre in the UK has been up to some great work. Here’s one of several videos about online predators they’ve recently released. It’s about 3 minutes long. There are similar agencies in other countries. For example, in the US the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has a place to report predators. For more information about online sexual predators, see my post, “The Myths and Realities of Online Predators.”
We met with Mark Hall of Casting Crowns and asked him if he thought Internet temptations were a serious problem among youth today. Here’s the video of Mark’s response (about 2 minutes long): Thanks for your time, Mark. If anyone is interested in using Casting Crowns promotion code for a FREE MONTH of Covenant Eyes accountability software, visit our website. – – – – “Covenant Eyes is the first wave of defense in a person’s struggle for a pure thought life. I’ve been a member for years.” – Mark Hall of Casting Crowns –
Many thanks to Lasting Divergence for taking some time to interview me about Internet dangers. They’ve posted my replies to their questions on their blog:
This podcast is from Teens Against Porn. If you are a teenager struggling with the temptation to view pornography, please listen to this short message from Teens Against Pornography. You will be challeged to fight back against tempation and find real accountability in your life. As you seek out accountability for your Internet use, please learn more about the Covenant Eyes accountability program as a tool to help you along the way.