The Third Talk Hosting Free Safety Seminar March 31

WEB EXCLUSIVE Local org The Third Talk hosts seminar on preventing children from porn exposure.

We all love the internet (… it’s worth a Google)—but not everything on the web is good for children’s eyes. 

As shocking as it may seem, U.S. kids are, on average, first exposed to porn at the age of 11—thus making up the second-largest demographic of pornography viewership in the world (!). Thus, there’s more of a need than ever to educate children about this type of content and the negative impact it can have, ideally before middle school.

Enter The Third Talk—a local org that aims to reduce the harm to children from exposure to online pornography—and its free safety seminar. In an effort to provide parents with the necessary tools to prevent such harmful childhood exposure, The Third Talk’ will host A Critical Dialogue About Our Children & Technology at NC State’s McKimmon Center on March 31 in partnership with authors, trauma counselors and the NC Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force to discuss ways in which parents can protect their children from exposure to sexually explicit media online.

“Most parents simply don’t think about the sheer volume of content their children are watching,” says The Third Talk founder John Van Arnam. “Viewership is rampant and prevention is absolutely critical to the long term health of our children.” 

Expert speakers will include Van Arman, The Third Talk’s chairman of the board Dr. Olson Huff, children’s trauma counselor Shaaron Boyles, author Deborah Berry and commander Kevin Roughton. Register for the seminar here

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