Online Safety

Pornography and Media Addiction: The New Epidemic

Pornography is a new epidemic in the church. James Dobson of Focus on the Family calls it "the new crack cocaine."

57% of pastors say that addiction to pornography is the most sexually damaging issue to their congregation. A 1996 Promise Keepers survey at one of their stadium events revealed that over 50% of the men in attendance were involved with pornography within one week of attending the event. 51% of pastors say cyber-porn is a possible temptation and 37% say it is a current struggle.

Changing Your Child's Homepage

Step 1. Pick a Child Safe Search Engine

Software Tools for the Home

Reviews the major Internet filtering and monitoring software programs available.

We strongly recommend the use of internet filters or monitoring software on all computers, especially those used by children. Internet filters are computer programs that make undesirable content unavailable to the computer user. Monitoring software simply reports on Internet usage to someone you have chosen to receive the detailed report of the computer’s usage. Use this chart to determine what solution is best for your family.

Family Internet Safety Pledge

Family Internet Safety Pledge

(This is provided as a sample for you to use.  If you wish to modify it, you may download a copy from

Steps to Implement an Online Safety Program in Your Family

  1. Install an Internet filter (see our Internet filtering recommendations in this manual under “Software Tools for the Home”).

Safe Families Manual

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