Resources and Finding Help


NOTE


Most of the information on the pornography topic has come from
the book To Strengthen the Family, by JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton,
and her various materials (with her permission).

Citizens for Families
John Gunter, President/Chairman of the Board
Office:  1-800-748-5022 Ext 3305
Cell:  (801) 654-5973
Email:  mailto:jgunter@strengthenthefamily.net 
http://strengthenthefamily.net 

Local Organizations
Additional Resources

  • Every child who has any access to the internet and digital world can be taught about the dangers of pornography in a simple way they can understand.  Parents and grandparents can teach very young children to recognize pornography, how to respond, and how to help a child forget bad pictures.  Read Good Pictures, Bad Pictures, Jr. - a Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds, by Kristen A. Jenson, MA. 

    By age 6 or 7, read your child the book Good Pictures Bad Pictures:  Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids, by Kristen A. Jenson, MA and Gail Poyner, PhD.  Children will learn 5 powerful lessons:
  1. How to recognize pornography by the way it makes them feel.
  2. How looking at pornography can become a real addiction, like drugs or alcohol.
  3. How to keep their thinking brain in charge of their feeling brain to stay safe.
  4. How to keep their attraction center from being tricked by pornography.
  5. How to use the CAN DO Plan to effectively reject every exposure to pornography.
  • Fight the New Drug
    http://www.fightthenewdrug.org

  • Install a filter on your Internet.  “XXX Church” has resources, and discusses the dangers of porn and how to help youth and adults.  To help youth be accountable, they offer free software called  “X3watch,” to track porn viewed on home computers, sending a notice every 2 weeks to a parent/spouse’s email.   http://www.xxxchurch.com

  • LifeStar Pornography/Sex Addiction Recovery Group
    Dave Perry, Counselor, MA, LMHC
    920 N. Argonne Rd, Ste 120D
    Spokane Valley, WA  99212
    (509) 563-7033
    Ages:  14 to adult
We specialize in Sexual addition, and Spouses with addicted husbands. We use a multi-phase therapeutic approach to healing and recovery. Phase I is largely psycho-educational and open to couples with breakout groups for the men and women. Workbooks and other media are used in working through this six week process. Phase II follows which is much more therapy based and also utilizes more workbooks to bridge the intellectual with the clients own personal journey. Groups are started every couple of months and require an assessment session prior to joining.
  • Internet Safety 101
    Making the Internet Safer for Children and Families
    Learn about pornography, Sexting, Predators, Social media dangers, Online gaming, Cyberbullying, and more.
    http://www.internetsafety101.org/grooming.htm

  • Citizens for Families, teaches about
    • The problem that pornography creates
    • How to protect children from pornography
    • How to introduce a White Ribbon Program into schools through the PTA  to educate children/teens about the problem of pornography
    • The addiction of pornography,
    • Helping a spouse, children and teenagers,
    • How to establish a Community Standard of Decency, and what can be done about sexually-oriented businesses.      http://www.strengthenthefamily.net
Movie Reviews 
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews

Common Sense Education
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators

Book Reviews
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews

Kids Movies - in Theaters
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/reviews/category/movie/status/theaters-4535

Common Sense Media Reviews
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/reviews

Game Reviews
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews
  • "To Wives of Pornography Addicts," by Marci McPhee, Exponent-II-pornography-issue, June 2010, page 14.

  • Some parents rely heavily on OpenDNS, a free wifi filtering service — it redirects all internet activity on your wifi signal to a different Domain Naming Service (DNS) that can be filtered based on your preferences. It works through your router. It filters everything from gaming, gambling, pornography, and lingerie sites to cheating, dating, video sharing, social media, etc.  It has robust options to customize to each family’s preferences. It is a baseline tool, and every family needs some sort of filtering support. It also disables the capabilities of browsers to support “private browsing,” if you select that option. You can see every website that is visited from any device that is using that signal. It is a free service.

  • There are quite a lot of new tools for monitoring teen activity, but almost all of them have workarounds or drawbacks.  Some families do not allow their children to have internet enabled phones, which are too much of a temptation, because there are too many workarounds that other youth will describe and detail. 

  • A listing of all registered sex offenders is included on the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs web site at http://waspc.org