What does Kids + Access to Technology mean to you? I’m sorry to tell you this but it means that your kids have or will come face-to-face with seriously sexual topics with the click of a button. I’m not talking about soft pornography. I’m talking about hardcore sex like bestiality, bondage and teen rape. These are only a small subset of hard-core pornography categories that are freely accessible from any device connected to the Internet with a screen.

Your child would never watch such videos? He/she doesn’t explore on the web? He/she is too young? Hmmm. OK—but the statistics on when kids first see pornography consistently land at between eight and eleven-years-old. And, well, kids as “young as nine are being groomed and bombarded with sexually explicit messages on popular social media app Musical.y and streaming site Lively,” seemingly safe spaces where kids explore and play.

The reality is that kids have unparalleled access to screens of all kinds, from computers and gaming consoles to phones and tablets. And it is this access, a symptom of the Digital Age, that requires parents to abandon the traditional Sex Talk… and start having The Tech Talk, which, by the way, is all about sex, just with MORE details about sex than you would have expected to be sharing with your children AND at younger ages!

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