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Parental Rights

Protecting our Children from Porn
February 17th, 2013

(Beveryl LaHaye Institute) The average age of first exposure to Internet pornography is eleven years old; often because of stumbling onto sites while doing homework. Kids searching “White House” can easily end up typing “com” instead of “gov” and end up at a porn site. Type into Google’s image search engine words like “pretty,” “beautiful,” “cute,” or virtually any girl’s name, and if the “safe search filter” is not properly activated many of the images that come up are sexually explicit in the extreme. Pornographers purchase domain names knowing that web surfers can unintentionally end up at their site. A child typing in a word like “toys” or a popular children’s character like “Pokémon” or “Beanie Babies” can be misdirected to a porn site. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 70 percent of teenagers have accidentally come across pornography on the web.

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