In 2011, the S.A. Lifeline Foundation put out a manual for LDS Leaders and Parents called ”Understanding Pornography and Sexual Addiction,” (click on the link for a free PDF version of this manual). This is an excellent resource for leaders and parents. It has a sample lesson section for teaching children and teens about pornography and sex. If you know anyone that is suffering from this addiction it’s a great resource for them as well.
Here are some startling statistics from the manual:
It is estimated that nearly 70% of young men ages 18-24 visit porn sites in a given month.
There are 47% of families in the United States say pornography is a problem in their home.
Nearly 87% of young men and 31%of young women reported using pornography.
9 years old is the average age at which children first see online pornography.
55% of divorces are related to pornography.
LDS.org also has a site called Combating Pornography. It’s filled to the brim with articles, videos, filtering options, and resources for parents, addicts, and leaders in the church.
Listen also to Dr. Donald Hilton, a neurosurgeon who has written and spoken extensively on pornography addiction, talks to youth and parents about pornography and its impact on the brain.
See more information for parents on this Pinterest Board, “Teaching Children about [Healthy] Sexuality and Pornography Prevention“