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Beware: Real Danger in Video Games and Porn June 1, 2012

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I realize that I am embarking on a touchy subject here, but it is worth it to me.  This issue is one that really worries me as I raise my amazing kiddos!

I read this article after having a cousin refer to it.  It is about the very real dangers of video games and porn on the minds and lives of those who get wrapped up in them.  It scares me to hear the statistics that get shared about these problems.  My older sister told me of an experience that threw her a mental curve ball (and me too when she share dit with me).  Their stake (I think she said stake – but it might have just been her ward) had been doing interviews with all the young men.  As part of these particular interviews, the youth were all asked if they had ever been shown porn.  Every one of them said they had.  EVERY ONE!  (Also, most of the time, it was being shown to them in a friend’s home, by that friend, and often the friends were also members of the LDS church, though not always.)  I knew it was a problem.  I even knew it was a big problem, but I did not realize it was THAT big of a problem.  That does not even take into consideration the impact of video games on these kids as well.  Anyway, this is huge and effects so very many people.

I like the call to action at the end of the article, but I am wondering about the implementation of it.  How do we fight back against something that has already trapped so many?  How do I protect my family from this hideous pair of addictions?  They are (or at least can be, depending on the individual) at least as controlling as a drug addiction.  What do we do about all the “gateway drugs” for these kinds of addictions?  I have a few of my own theories, but would love to know what other people have thought of.  I also have to point out that, all though the article focuses on the men, these issues are very much evident among women as well.  I have seen women struggle with some of those “gateway drugs” into pornography as well as the life altering effects of being fully involved in it.

So, any thoughts?  How do we fight against this plague?

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