Quarantining with Screens Was a Bad Idea

A horrifying new survey found the number of pre-adolescent children in the U.S. who admit to sharing nude images of themselves more than doubled last year. 

Fourteen percent of kids aged 9-12 say they have shared inappropriate pictures of themselves. This is up from just six percent in 2019. Of that number, over a third said they shared those images with someone they believed to be 18 or older.

As WORLD notes, this spike in dangerous behavior coincides with the pandemic, which meant increased screen time for many folks. An obvious takeaway is that preteens are not mature enough to handle all that comes with unsupervised smartphone use. The more time they spend alone with their devices, the more opportunity for pornography and predators. 

At the very least, we must take active roles in our kids’ tech use. Quarantining with screens is more dangerous for kids than COVID ever was. It may keep the virus at bay, but for children especially, it lets in things far worse.

Copyright 2022 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from BreakPoint.org with permission.

Jury Rules Against Dad Who Doesn’t Want His Son To Become A Girl

This week a Texas jury ruled against a father who is fighting to keep his son from being “transitioned” into a girl.

The case involves Jeffery Younger, his seven-year-old son, and a legal case with Younger’s ex-wife.

According to LifeSite News, jurors voted against making Younger the sole managing conservator over his son — meaning the role would go to his ex-wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, a pediatrician, who reportedly began insisting about four years ago that James was really a girl, and she calls him “Luna.”

Fortunately, despite the jury’s ruling, the judge in the case announced yesterday that Jeffrey Younger would get a say in his son’s gender “transition.”

To be clear, James is seven years old, and his father says that when the two of them are together, James identifies and behaves like a boy.

What we’re really talking about is whether or not a young child should be given puberty-blockers and hormone therapies and eventually subjected to sex-reassignment surgery — despite the objections of his father and character witnesses who have testified that they have never seen any reason to believe James identifies as a girl.

Advocates for children have said time and time again that encouraging kids to disagree with their biological sex is dangerous.

Individuals who disagree with their biological sex are 20 times more likely to commit suicide.

Puberty-blockers, hormone therapies, and sex-reassignment surgery carry dangerous risks and side-effects, like cancer, infections, gallbladder diseases, spikes in blood pressure, and more.

The American College of Pediatricians writes, “puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous.”

That’s why many pediatricians agree that treating children this way is nothing short of child abuse.

You can read more about this case in Texas, and sign a petition supporting Jeffrey Younger at the links below:

Photo Credit: SaveJames.com via Life Site News.