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Season 01: Episode 03: Young kids are sexting and watching porn aka: Don’t dress up like a seal if you’re going surfing

Children as young as 8 years old are watching porn and sexting. Children who sext are not only unwittingly committing a crime, they are also increasing their risk of being victimized by predators, both known and unknown.

Make no mistake, if you are the parent of children in elementary school or younger – this episode most definitely applies to you.

Remember – Parenting is hard. Be kind yourself


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Episode Notes

In this episode, we will cover the following: 

  • Having THE TALK with your children
  • Understanding the fact that kids are now starting to watch porn at 8 years old, porn addiction now begins at 11 years old, that children are not allowed to have any social media under the age of 13 per Federal guidelines (COPPA)
  • Child brain development and impulse control
  • Having a “good kid” is irrelevant
  • Checklist of questions for parents
  • Interview with Susan Moran, Esq – Criminal defense attorney – covering juvenile sexting charges and what you need to know as a parent
  • What two police officers think about Big Mama’s rule: Keep your mouth shut until your attorney arrives
  • Review of seven recent sexting, sexual predation, sextortion cases
  • Is Teen Vogue really encouraging children to create child pornography?
  • Quick review of six Teen Vogue articles on sexting
  • Big Mama shares data collected from her live presentations including what 2,826 elementary school children have to say about device ownership, sexting, consuming pornography, and what the biggest issue is among their friends
  • Tips for parents to try to prevent sexting in their own homes

Remember – Parenting is hard. Be kind yourself. 

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Thank you to guest: Susan Moran, Esq

Criminal defense attorney in Ohio
Office: 440-617-1528
Cell: 216-965-5763
susanmoranlaw@gmail.com

 

National Center on Sexual Exploitation
www.endsexualexploitation.org

 

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Sources

Criminal cases mentioned 

 

Teen Vogue Articles

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Student Data

First: How many 3rd to 6th graders have a social media account? 

Out of those 2,826 students, they have a combined total of 5,882 social media accounts – or 2.08 social media accounts per 
3rd grade – 253 students have 425 accounts  (these children are EIGHT years old) and that’s an average of 1.68 per child
4th grade – 341 students have 508 account (these children are NINE years old) and that’s an average of 1.49 per child

 

Second: How many 3rd to 6th graders own a smartphone?

The overall average phone ownership is 69%

3rd graders – 48% 
4th graders – 60%
5th graders – 61%
6th graders – 79%

 

Third: How many 3rd to 6th graders have a Snapchat or TikTok account? 

Overall average of usage of Snapchat across 3rd to 6th: 40.3% 
So out of those 2,826 students – 1140 have a SC account

3rd grade – 25%
4th grade – 28%
5th grade – 34%
6th grade – 49% 

Overall average of usage of TikTok across 3rd to 6th: 40.4% exactly the same as SC (which is pretty typical)
So out of those 2,826 students – 1144 have a TT account

3rd grade – 33%
4th grade – 37%
5th grade – 38%
6th grade – 44% 


Fourth  How many 3rd to 6th graders promise to stop sexting or promise to cut down on porn consumption? 

Overall average of kids promising to STOP or CUT DOWN on sexting from  3rd to 6th:  4.6%
So out of those 2,826 students – 131 total are promising to stop sexting
That doesn’t mean that only 4.6% are doing it, but that 4.6% are promising to stop. 
3rd grade – 3%  (7 total kids)
4th grade – 5% (16 total kids)
5th grade – 4% (34 total kids)
6th grade – 5% (74 total kids)

Overall average of kids promising to STOP or CUT DOWN on watching porn from  3rd to 6th:  8.8%
out of those 2,826 students – 249 total are promising to cutback on porn. 

Here’s the breakdown: 

3rd grade – 12%(31 total kids)
4th grade – 11% (39 total kids)
5th grade – 8% (65 total kids)
6th grade – 8% (114 total kids)

 

Fifith: How many 3rd to 6th graders feel that SEXTING is the biggest issue at their school? 

Overall average of 3rd to 6th graders who chose SEXTING or INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT being shared among their friends as the biggest issue: 20%
out of those 2,826 students – 560 total believe that SEXTING is a bigger issue than Cyberbullying, Device Addiction, Increased drama in the school day due to sm, or None. 

3rd graders: 36% (90)
4th graders: 22% (74)
5th graders: 17% (134)
6th graders: 18% (262)

 

Jesse "Big Mama" Weinberger is an  Internet Safety Speaker for schools, the host of the Internet Safety Podcast: Big Mama's House Podcast, and the author of The Boogeyman Exists: And He’s In Your Child’s Back Pocket; a guide for parents and educators on how to keep children safe in a 24-7 always connected digital society. Learn more about how to keep your children safe online.  She has been teaching parents, schools, and students how to navigate online and mobile risks since 2003. Jesse is available for internet safety presentations to schools, parents, students, and organizations all over the United States.