Protecting Your Kids from Predators – MBFLP 195

Just when you thought the rise in sexual abuse of kids couldn’t get more horrifying, recent news has been full of the trials and convictions of Dr. Larry Nassar, the former team physician for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics – the oversight organization for the U.S. Olympic gymnastics program. Over 150 women and girls have testified how he molested them in the context of sports medical treatment – for over twenty years, in spite of reports and appeals to supervisors and authorities. It’s horrific … but we need to learn from the revelations how we can better protect our own children from this sort of abuse. Warning about “stranger danger” and us simply being there are not enough in today’s climate of rampant abuse. This episode, we talk about important practical steps we can take to combat the new wave of abuse … even from persons in positions of trust.

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MBFLP – Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

MBFLP-2014-12-29 Keeping Kids Safe Online

For many families, Christmas is the time they update their smart phones, unwrap a new laptop, or add a phablet to the home network. Once, concerned parents were told, “Keep the computer in the family room and turn the screen where everybody can see it.” That’s not enough to prevent mischief online any more, since more and more of us – and our children – can reach out and touch the Internet from nearly any electronic device in the house. And studies are showing more and more children are being exposed to porn online, younger and younger. What can a parent do? Is a filter or blocking program going to be effective? Or is there a way to teach your kids to be wise and discerning in the wide unfiltered world … which may be as close as your purse or pocket? Join us as Hal talks again with Luke Gilkerson, the Educational Resources Manager for Covenant Eyes, about a way to both protect your kids and train them up for the battle for personal integrity and purity!