Parents, we need to wake up and realize that there are dangers lurking on our kids’ phones.

Talking Points:

  • Statistics show us that our kids are accessing and consuming very troubling things on the internet and most parents are unaware of that exposure.
    • The largest group consuming pornography online is between the ages of 12-17.
    • 70% of kids stumble upon porn while working on homework or while doing research for a project. 
    • Only 15% of parents are paying attention to what their kids are doing on their phones or online.
  • Practical things you can do to protect your kids: Proverbs 22:6
    • Don’t let your kids have their phones or computers in their rooms at night.
    • Check their search history weekly.
    • Have conversations regularly about the dangers of pornography, safe ways to search for information on the web, not sharing personal information with strangers online, and learning how to post responsibly on social media. 
  1. Initial reactions to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. On a scale from 1-10, how engaged are you with what your kids are doing online? Explain.
  3. Do the statistics provided in the video shock you? Explain.
  4. What are some of the consequences for kids who start viewing porn at a young age?
  5. In your opinion, why do you think most parents aren’t aware of what their kids are doing with their phones?
  6. What are some other practical tips you would suggest for parents who want to protect their kids from the dangers found on their phones?
  7. Read Proverbs 22:6. What can you start doing to train or coach your kids to know how to conduct themselves online?
  8. Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?