Monday, April 16, 2012

Porn Harms Events

About twice a year, Morality In Media, sponsors educational events online to help those struggling with pornography or who are interested in getting involved. Take a look at the schedule and find one that you're interested. It will be worth your time.

Tuesday – April 17th

10:30 AM EST – Online Roundtable Discussion With Experts: “Sexploited: 4 Ways Porn Damages Our Culture and 4 Necessary Steps to Bring About Change”

** Organized by Covenant Eyes

1:15 PM EST – Live Online Discussion with Former Congressman Ernest Istook:“Porn In Your Libraries and Schools: What Can Be Done?”

**Organized by Morality In Media on behalf of the Safe Schools, Safe Libraries Project

3:00 PM EST – Live Online Discussion with Addiction and Relationship Experts from POSARC: “How & Why Porn Use Hurts Partners In Such A Deeply Personal Way”

**Organized by Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center (POSARC)

Wednesday – April 18th

11:00 PM EST – Documentary Streaming: “Somebody’s Daughter: A Journey to Freedom from Pornography”

**Organized by Somebody’s Daughter

Thursday – April 19th

1:00 PM EST – Live Online Discussion with Former Porn Prosecutor: “Why prosecute pornography? What will it take?”

**Organized by Morality In Media, on behalf of the War on Illegal Pornography Coalition

10:30 PM EST – Web Conference Discussion with author Michael Cusick: “Real Men Don’t Buy Sex”

**Organized by Restoring the Soul & Somebody’s Daughter

Friday – April 20th

1:00 PM EST – Online Roundtable Discussion For Wives & Partners of Addicts:“Hope in Heartache: Christian Women Share Stories of Love Lost Due to Pornography”

**Organized by Covenant Eyes

2:00 PM EST - Live Online Discussion with Former Porn Performer Shelley Lubben: “Trafficking in the industry! What they don’t want you to know.”

**Organized by The Pink Cross Foundation

Saturday – April 21st

10:00 AM EST - - Documentary Streaming: “Demand: A Comparative Examination of Sex Tourism and Trafficking in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States”

**Organized by Shared Hope International

1:00 PM EST - Live Online Discussion with Former Porn Performer and Husband: “Love After Porn: Pastor’s Son Rescues Porn Star”

**Organized by The Pink Cross Foundation

Sunday – April 22nd

10:00 AM EST - Online Presentation with Internet Safety Expert: “Creating a Healthy Digital Climate”

**Organized by iKeepSafe

Monday – April 23rd

Noon EST - Documentary Streaming: “Somebody’s Daughter: A Journey to Freedom from Pornography”

**Organized by Somebody’s Daughter

Tuesday – April 24th

7:00 PM EST - Live Online Discussion: “Recovering Teens Speak About Their Struggles with Porn Addiction”

**Organized by Voices for Virtue & Sons of Helaman

Thursday – April 26th

1:00 PM EST - Live Online Presentation with Porn Addiction Expert and Life-Coach Tony Lister: “Straight Talk: Porn’s Real Effect On Relationships and Attitudes Towards Women”

**Organized by Tony Lister and Morality In Media

Sunday – April 29th

10:00 PM EST - Documentary Streaming: “Somebody’s Daughter: A Journey to Freedom from Pornography”

**Organized by Somebody’s Daughter

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

AZ Law Passed to Protect Children in Schools and Libraries

The Arizona legislature recently passed a law that updates and requires among other things:
1. Libraries and schools to have filters on their internet.
2. Requires a community input meeting on how to update filters and other
safety techniques every three years.
3. If libraries and schools are not compliant with any provisions in this law,
they may lose funding, if the concerns are not brought into compliance.

A special thank you to Representative Steve Court for working with us on this law.

It is fantastic that the bill was made law, but the most important part comes now. Parents have often come to us with stories of their children encountering illegal obscene material while at schools or libraries. Then they often shrug their shoulders and go on.

Now that there is a law passed, parents have recourse. But they must report it to the school or library. Then the institution can be aware and try to comply and make their system better. They must comply. It is the law.

There is help for parents, if the parents will participate. With this law in place, we can work together to make Arizona's libraries and schools safe places for our children.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

3 Tips to Help Manage Young Children using Media

National Study from Common Sense Media Documents Media Use by Children Ages 0 to 8

Zero to EightDid you read to your kids today? Did you hand over your iPhone at the grocery store? If so, you're not alone.

How families use media and what it means for kids' health and well-being is the subject of Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America, the first study by Common Sense Media's new Program for the Study of Children and Media. The report is featured in both theNew York Times and the San Francisco Chronicletoday.

The study shows that everything from iPods to smartphones to tablet computers

are now a regular part of kids' lives, with kids

under 8 averaging two hours a day with all screen media.

Among the key findings:

  • 42% of children under 8 years old have a
  • television in their bedroom.
  • Half (52%) of all 0- to 8-year-olds have access to
  • a new mobile device, such as a smartphone,
  • video iPod, or iPad/tablet.
  • More than a third (38%) of children this age
  • have used one of these devices, including
  • 10% of 0-to 1-year-olds, 39% of 2- to 4-year-olds,
  • and more than half (52%) of 5- to 8-year-olds.
  • In a typical day, one in 10 (11%) 0- to 8-year-olds
  • uses a smartphone, video iPod, iPad, or similar device
  • to play games, watch videos, or use other apps.
  • Those who do such activities spend an average
  • of 43 minutes a day doing so.

Clearly, media has become a staple in young kids' daily lives

and influences them in ways we don't yet fully understand.

But by getting involved in your kid's media life, you can help

them create healthy lifelong patterns that will truly make a

difference in their lives:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NBC Cancels The Playboy Club

Arizona Family Council teamed up with Morality in Media, Parent Television Council and over one hundred others across the country to put pressure on NBC and its advertisers to cancel this program.

It worked!
Advertisers dropped steadily as did ratings. And after just three episodes, the show was cancelled.

We appreciate all of you who sent emails, letters and rallied around

We are very gratified that our efforts to protect children, women, and families were successful.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

JC Penney Ad

This letter just came out from On Million Moms - a great organization.

JC Penney has just released a new television commercial, straying far away from the namesake's values and principles.

The 30-second ad, "It is Seriously Hot in Here," negatively portrays women as little more than sexual eye-candy for a men's clothing pitch.

Please take action!

The announcer says, "We get it. Guys don't like watching ads for clothes. So here's the deal: you take a look at these great styles, we promise to show you something really awesome. That way, everybody wins."

The screen then splits with a larger part of the screen dedicated to a bikini-clad model "strutting her stuff." Just before the scene ends, she reaches up, as if undoing her top. The announcer then states, "It is seriously hot in here."

JC Penney's ad choice is blatantly disrespectful to all women, especially mothers and wives.


Let's stop this commercial dead in its tracks. If JC Penney gets away with this, their ads will only get worse.

Make a personal phone call to JC Penney's customer service department. Tell them, unequivocally, that this ad is offensive to women and should be pulled immediately.

Their numbers are 972-431-8200 (customer service) and 972-431-1000 (corporate headquarters).

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back To School

Now that school has started again, it's a great time to sit down and review your family's media rules. Take a look here for some ideas-