2020 Salt Lake City UCAP Conference


Raising Strong Kids in a Porn Culture

Raising Strong Kids in a Porn Culture

Dina Alexander

It can be discouraging raising children and teens in a culture where they are bombarded with overtly sexual images, including pornography. However, we don’t need to be scared. We just need to be prepared!

We will discuss small, simple habits and conversations to build resilience in our children and teens. Critical to building this resiliency is showing our kids how to fill their physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social “accounts” with positive experiences, teaching them how to understand media, and teaching them how to navigate our tech-saturated world.

Just as essential is teaching our kids what real, sexual intimacy is all about. And just like good health isn’t just about avoiding junk food, rising above a pornified culture is much more than just knowing what to avoid. It’s time to inspire our children to stand up, speak out, and be strong!

 

Dina Alexander is the founder of Educate and Empower Kids (educateempowerkids.org), an organization determined to strengthen families by teaching digital citizenship, media literacy, and healthy sexuality education—including education about the dangers of online pornography. She is the creator of How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography, and the 30 Days of Sex Talks and 30 Days to a Stronger Child programs. She is also the author of Noah’s New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good and Petra’s Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure.

Most recently she has published This is the Spirit of Revelation for Latter-day Saint children and their families and Conversations with My Kids, 30 Essential Family Discussions for the Digital Age.

She received her master’s degree in recreation therapy from the University of Utah and her bachelor’s from Brigham Young University. She loves being a mom and spending time with her husband and three kids. Together, they live in New Mexico.

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