Help with Kids & the Media
Kids and the media is a growing concern. Even very young children in our society get a big daily dose of television, video games and music lyrics. While such media can provide education and entertainment, they can also damage children. Research shows that exposure to violent media can result in aggressive attitudes and violent behavior in some children and adolescents.
Adapted from “Media violence and children” ACT Against Violence (http://actagainstviolence.apa.org/mediaviolence/index.html)
Research has found strong associations between increases in advertising for non-nutritious foods and rates of childhood obesity.
Some of the most degrading and explicit sexual acts are only a mouse-click away for our children and can effect their relationship to the opposite sex and spouse for a lifetime. Pornography can be extremely addictive and dangerous. Some children are at increased risk for acting out sexually and sexual abuse. At PFC we specialize in pornography and sexual addiction.
Think about it, why do kids go to school? Why do we teach them anything? To effect their behavior, attitudes and direction. We hope that school and our teaching will empower our kids and effect their behavior and judgement. Can we possibly think that other things that are put in their minds are innocuous? Every thought has an effect and consequence. When a thought is repeated it becomes a strong memory and habitual. We have to warn and guard our children from destructive influences, just as we introduce them to constructive influences.