Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Nanny Report - July 2014



Net Nanny News




July 2014

In this month's newsletter: pornography's further decline, betrayal trauma, predators tricking teenage boys, saving Snapchat photos, and more.




Can pornography get any worse? Yes, it can. I recently attend a www.PornHarms.com conference discussing sexual exploitation and anti-pornography issues. The "Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation 2014 Summit" was attended by leaders of organizations from around the world including radical feminists, scholars, therapists, an ex-pornographer, an ex-porn film star, religious leaders from various churches, and some technology people that develop Internet content filters, like me.
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"What do you mean it was just pornography?" Jessica yelled at her husband Steve. They had been fighting for the past six months. After catching him viewing pornography for the third time in the past six months, his response was, "It's just pornography, why are you so upset?" This argument or one similar to it is used in many homes each day throughout the world. From Steve's perspective, it's just pornography, and he isn't trying to hurt Jessica. On the other hand, Jessica feels betrayed. Should Jessica feel betrayed? Why can't Steve see he is creating tremendous fear for his wife? These are important questions that we must ask in today's society as hundreds of thousands of couples are struggling with pornography in their relationship.
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Child predators have been using a new tactic that has Homeland Security Investigations' attention. Predators lure teenage boys into creating child pornography. Here's how they do it: the predator will pose as a young teenage girl and target a boy between the ages of 13 and 14. After beginning a chat through social media sites such as Facebook, the predator proposes a video chat. The predator uses pictures and videos of actual girls to trick the boy into engaging in virtual sex online.
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Snapchat, the popular app embraced by teens and many others, gained millions of users on false premises. The creators quickly lured them in under the impression that their texts and photos would disappear almost immediately after being viewed. The idea of sending promiscuous images without any consequences was enticing and many fell for it. Snapchat users boldly shared explicit and embarrassing photos with friends and acquaintances.
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On April 30, 2012, Paul Miller, a technology writer, took a one year break from the Internet. He wanted a break from modern life, he wanted to escape. His employer, The Verge, paid for him to leave the Internet. His goal was to find what the Internet had done to him.
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Family Watch International (FWI) released a new documentary entitled "The Porn Pandemic: The Devastating Effects on Children, Family, and Society" tries to explain the consequences of viewing pornography. The documentary features expert opinions on how pornography hurts others and scientific evidence and personal testimonies about how addictive pornography can be.
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When your child makes the honor roll at school, you want to share it with everyone. Sometimes she'll get a bumper sticker you can put on your car to let everyone know that she is an honor student. But you may want to think twice before putting that bumper sticker on.
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Free Resources for Parents

Net Nanny Webinars

Net Nanny webinars feature helpful tips on getting the most out of your Net Nanny software as well as special topics on pornography, protection and recovery, held twice a month and available to watch on our website, free!
Latest webinar: "A Conversation About Pornography Between a Mother and Her Teenager" presented by Amy Parks, a sexual addiction therapist at Addo Recovery. Click here to watch now!
Watch all of our past webinars online at www.netnanny.com/webinars.

Helpful Print Materials

  • Booklet - 20 Tips and Tricks for iPhone and iPad [.PDF]
  • Flyer - Ways Kids Hide Apps on Android and iOS [.PDF]
  • Booklet - Internet Safety for Parents [.PDF]
  • Booklet - Social Networking Challenges Every Parent Should Know [.PDF] 
  • Flyer - 5 Tips to Follow when Talking to Teenagers About Pornography by Fight the New Drug [.PDF]
  • Flyer - Scary Stats about Internet Safety [.PDF]
  • Infographic - Porn Is Growing (.PDF)
  • Infographic - Cyberbullies (.PDF)
  • Infographic - YouTube Safety Mode (.PDF)