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We warn our kids about drugs and alcohol, but when it comes to porn, we can be completely silent. It’s hard to know what to say about pornography whether your child is five or fifteen. In this digital age, the chance your child will see porn is very high and they are being exposed to explicit pictures younger and younger. Kristen Jenson, author of Good Pictures, Bad Pictures is here to help us defend our children from the harms of porn. On today’s episode, you’ll learn:

3:05 How to define and explain pornography to your child

7:20 When do I need to start warning my children about porn?

12:30 How can parents explain to their child that seeing a bad picture doesn’t make you a bad kid

16:10 How to talk to your teens about porn 

20:36 After my child has seen porn, how can I help him or her get rid of those images in the mind? 

24:40 What you need to know about the harms of pornography and your child’s future 

Kristen Jenson is the founder of Defend Young Minds and the bestselling author of Good Pictures, Bad Pictures and Good Pictures, Bad Pictures Junior. Kristen speaks and writes to defend children from the harms of pornography. She has raised her strong voice at international conferences and symposiums. Her trusted resources include the Brain Defense Digital Safety curriculum, helping millions around the world defend their kids from sexual exploitation.

Learn more about Kristen Jenson, her book Good Pictures, Bad Pictures, and the free resources she mentioned at the Defend Young Minds.  

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