She sat across from her 14-year-old son, John, asking him what she knew was an uncomfortable question. “Have you been looking at pornography?” His face reddened. Hers turned an ashen white as he admitted to frequent visits to porn sites in the last year. Mixed and complicated feelings seemed to fill the room. John was filled with shame and embarrassment. She was frantically searching for words to say, trying to express disappointment and compassion, while squeezing in a badly needed birds-and-bees conversation. It was awkward, to say the least.
John’s story is a common one. Research shows that most boys and girls are exposed to pornography before the age of 18. About 70% of boys and almost 25% of girls admit they have spent more than 30 minutes looking at pornography on at least one occasion. By the time they get to college, half of all male students spend up to five hours per week online for sexual purposes. Read the rest in my guest post on ShepherdPress.com…
In addition to the changes being made on your Accountability Reports, I suggest that the person being held accountable would be able to select their name, too, as an accountability partner in addition to having another person as an accountability partner. The report should be e-mailed to themselves if they chose to see it, that would allow the person that is held accountable to see how much time is spent and the website ratings they visit so they can improve on their time spent surfing the web and where they visit on the web.
@Jeff – You actually can do that already. Under the Member Center, after you log in, you can “Add an Accountability Partner” and select yourself to be one. Because you can have as many partners as you want, this service is no extra charge.