By Jonathon Van Maren
Oct. 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) –
After spending four days at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit in Houston, Texas, my brain is very tired. We heard lectures on neuroscience, human trafficking, sexual abuse, child exploitation, and so much more. And we heard many, many lectures on the poison that is seeping in everywhere, fueling sexual abuse, destroying relationships, breaking down the ability of men to function, and obliterating childhood: pornography.
I’ll be writing a lot more about what I’ve learned (read my reports from the conference here, here, and here) but for now I’d like to make one simple plea to parents, something nearly every speaker and every lecturer advised: don’t give your children smartphones.
It’s crazy to think that a decade ago, smartphones were uncommon. Many people didn’t even own a cell phone. Now, as we heard from Vanity Fair journalist and author of American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers Nancy Jo Sales, nearly every social interaction – and sexual interaction – of teenagers is shaped by the tiny, always-throbbing devices they carry with them wherever they go.
This has given rise to cyber-bullying and a spate of suicides, sexting and sexual exploitation of teens by teens, and the nearly non-stop viewing and amateur production of pornography. Teenagers – and children – are pulled into the social webs woven from Facebook to Instagram, from Snapchat to a half-dozen other underground cyber-settings, the interactions and content curated only by the children who populate them, free of parental or adult supervision.
Teenagers know that it’s making their lives miserable. The girls Sales talked to told her so. They also said that they had no way of
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Note from Pastor Kevin Lea: I completely agree with the author of this warning. Let me add that I find it hard to believe that snapchat pictures and videos actually disappear after a few seconds. Based on what we have already learned about clandestine government databasing of citizens, it is likely that snapchat.com has provided a back door to the NSA or other government organizations which allows collection of all snapchat interactions.
The collection of social media communication allows the government to profile everyone who is in the “game” (and possibly extort, bribe or destroy a targeted individual when the time comes – example Trump, using old technology of hidden microphones).
We are quickly entering a time of social media slavery and hell which is very effectively destroying our youth and therefore the future. If you don’t heed the advice, then please keep a very watchful eye on your precious children and warn them of the consequences of giving into the peer pressure of entering the dark world of social media.