Top Two Reasons Why Children’s Brains are Vulnerable to Pornography

This is powerful info. We use this science in the Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education program. Parents need to know that they are influencing their child’s brain development. Thanks so much for all you do!

PornProof Kids™

Because of the way children’s brains are wired, they are even more vulnerable to the harmful effects of pornography than adults. Why? Among others, two reasons stand out:

  1. “Mirror” neurons make children extremely imitative.
  2. A child’s pre-frontal cortex is immature.

Mirror Neurons

According to pediatrician Dr. Sharon Cooper, M.D., who spoke on this topic at a 2010 briefing on Capitol Hill, these two factors plus the availability of internet pornography create the perfect storm for hurting children.(Watch the eight minute talk here.)

Anyone who has children has chuckled at how imitative they are. I’ll never forget my four year old daughter playing in the sandbox with a spoon and toy pot. When I asked her what she was doing, she cheerfully replied, “Stirrin’ up a dinner!” Kids are wired to imitate the adults in their lives, and much of that is due to their “mirror” neurons.

Dr. Cooper explains that…

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