NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON CHILDREN'S
The effects of inappropriate material, pornography, and Covid shutdowns have negatively impacted the mental health of the young. Review of statistics show our children have increased sense of hopelessness and persistent feelings of sadness that has increased 40% between 2009-2019 for U.S. high school students.
Some schools and school media centers in North Carolina are allowing
sexually explicit content to be available to minors that puts
students at HIGHER risk of anxiety, depression,isolation, sexual assault,
and suicide. Why are we allowing this to happen to our children?
Sixteen states have passed resolutions stating viewing pornography
is a mental health crisis. At a crucial stage in brain development, exposure
to pornography can change neural pathways that permanently affect a child's views of sex, people and real relationships. Sadly, pornography can also cause children to harm other children. When young children see pornography, they tend to practice it on others.
See if your child's school district is on our website by looking on the book locations page. Explore further by clicking on the links. We do not include books located in classroom libraries or reading sets. You will need to ask teachers and administrators. If you feel as we do, we ask you to call your school, Superintendent, and General Assembly representatives, and sign our petition. This needs to change. We can and must protect our child's innocence.
RESEARCH ON READING
EROTICA AND RELATIONSHIPS
Little research has been done to learn the effects of reading erotica and viewing erotic images on children or minors. For one thing, no responsible parent would want or allow their child to take part in such a study. For another, presenting such material to a minor is unethical and illegal.
The only research that gives us clues is the data collected on changes within the adult brain after viewing pornography. Additionally, there has been research on reading erotica depicting a sexually dominant woman compared to a sexually dominant man. We will continue to add resources as they become available.
NORTH CAROLINA SUICIDE AND SELF INJURY DATA
Self-Inflicted Injury Update
Suicidal Ideation in
NC Violent Death Reporting System