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On Online Safety for Children

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Statistics on Internet Dangers

Pornography General Stats

• As of 2003, there were 1.3 million pornographic websites; 260 million pages (N2H2, 2003).

• The total porn industry profit: estimates from $4 billion to $10 billion (National Research Council Report, 2002); Total U.S. revenue (2005): $12.6 billion (Adult Video News).

• U.S. adult DVD/video rentals in 2005: almost 1 billion (Adult Video News).

• Hotel viewership for adult films: 55% (cbsnews.com).

• Unique users visiting adult web sites monthly: 45 million (Neilsen Net Ratings).

Sample Online Safety Curricula (Orientation)

(TechMission is in the process of developing presentation templates for computer centers to use in introducing their participants to online safety issues and practices. It will cover the points of the Acceptable Use Policy and other relevant issues.)

Orientation for Adults

30 minute session

Need: LCD projector; Online Safety Presentation; copies of the AUP

1. Present the online safety presentation and allow for questions or comments 25 minutes

Sample Acceptable Use Policy

Sample Acceptable Use Policy

  1. All users must sign in before sitting down to work. # No food or drink at or near the computers!
    If the application you are using has sound, please turn it off or use headphones.
  2. Users of the center are asked to remain in the labs, the hall ways connecting the labs and the restrooms to avoid disturbing other classes.
  3. No Rollerblades (or other skates) in the labs.

More on Pornography Addiction

The following material is provided to help those counseling addicts or to help those addicted to understand what they are facing.

Strategies against Temptation

Prime Directives

Memorize these four prime directives and keep them in mind at all times.

  • Off the Fence

Don’t be ambivalent. Decide in your mind between right and wrong (sin), and decide exactly what you do or do not want to do.

The Twelve Steps of Sexaholics Anonymous

The Twelve Steps of Sexaholics Anonymous

  1. We admitted that we were powerless over lust -- that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.

Am I a Sex Addict?

This test was developed by Jason Graves, M. MFT. He also recommends the following books: Sex, Men, and God; The Final Freedom; and 101 Freedom Exercises. For more help and information, visit his website www.healingforthesoul.org or call 1-877-590-SOUL.

Sample Confidentiality Form for Church-based Peer Support

Sample Confidentiality Form for Church-based Peer Support Groups

[Program Name]/[Ministry Name] Confidentiality Policy [Program Name] leadership will hold as confidential all disclosures made in the context of the [Program Name] program with these three exceptions:

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