Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Attacks on Children and Decency

I feel like the entire world is going crazy.


She's 17.   Hell no. 

 If the ads are like this NOW, I am horrified to think about what they will be when Maggie, my 3 year old, really starts paying attention to clothing ads.

I think "Seventeen" will be permanently banned from my house.

There are 6 & 7 year old girls singing along to this song in their cars all across America.  I admit, it's catchy.  But I have started turning it off because the lyrics are disgusting.  
S&M Lyrics:  Rihanna
Na na naCome onNa na naCome onNa na na na naCome onNa na naCome on, come on, come on
Feels so good being bad (Oh oh oh oh oh)There's no way I'm turning back (Oh oh oh oh oh)Now the pain is my pleasure 'cause nothing could measure (Oh oh oh oh oh)
Love is great, love is fine (Oh oh oh oh oh)Out the box, outta line (Oh oh oh oh oh)The affliction of the feeling leaves me wanting more (Oh oh oh oh oh)
'Cause I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at itSex in the air, I don't care, I love the smell of itSticks and stones may break my bonesBut chains and whips excite me
'Cause I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at itSex in the air, I don't care, I love the smell of itSticks and stones may break my bonesBut chains and whips excite me
Na na naCome on, come on, come onI like it-like itCome on, come on, come onI like it-like itCome on, come on, come onI like it-like it (Na na na)Come on, come on, come onI like it-like it

S-S-S & M-M-MS-S-S & M-M-MS-S-S & M-M-MS-S-S & M-M-M
This is who little girls look up to.  (She is HORRIBLE in concert, I have heard.)

I'm never letting my boys go into a bathroom by themselves ever again.  Ever.  Ever, ever EVER.

I am ready to lock my family up and never let them out of the house again.

I feel like decency and family values are under attack.

I have these little peas in my pod and I don't want any of this to reach them or affect them, but I know it will.  It already has.

All I can do is pray for my own children, pray that God will keep them safe and that we make the best choices in life for them.

Statistics regarding teen sexual abuse
While female teenagers are more likely to be sexually abused that male teenagers, cultural, racial and economic factors do not seem to have an effect on the likelihood of becoming a victim of teen sexual abuse. Here are some teen sexual abuse statistics: 
  • 1 in 4 girls (25%) are sexually abused by the age of 18. 
  • 1 in 6 boys (17%) are sexually abused by the age of 18. 
  • Most teen sexual abuse victims (7 in 10, or 70%) know their abuser. It is generally a family member, or someone close to the family. 
  • Of female Americans who are raped, 54 percent of them experience this type of sexual abuse for the first time before they are 18. 
  • A victim of one incident of teen sexual abuse is likely to experience further sexual abuse. 
  • Teenagers account for 51% of all reported sexual abuse 
  • Teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 are 3.5 times more likely than the general public to be victims of sexual abuse. 
  • 69% of the incidences of teen sexual abuse occur in a residence. 
  • 23% of all sexual offenders are under the age of 18 
  • Female victims of teen sexual abuse while in grades 9 through 12 are more likely than others to experience eating disorders, suicidal behavior, pregnancy and risky sexual behaviors.

  • A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds
  • *More than five children die every day as a result of child abuse.2 
  • Approximately 80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4. 1
  • It is estimated that between 50-60% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates. 3
  • More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way. 4
  • Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.
  • About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse. 5
  • About 80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder. 5
  • The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2007 is $104 billion. 6


Kristen said...

I beginning to become one of those who is seriously getting rid of TV at home. My cable it set to be cut off tomorrow. I probably won't turn it back on...

Beth said...

I'm totally with you -- beyond disgusted right now! I keep asking my husband, "what is the world coming to?"

I hate to admit it, but I fall in line with the statistics you listed. My highschool boyfriend forced himself on me, and I had to go to therapy for a couple of years due to the damage it did.

Honestly, I'm not a preachy person, but it seems the more God is taken out of society, the worse it's quicly becoming!

SchuckFamily said...

Couldn't agree more! My media ban for the boys may never be lifted, at least as long as they can't leave the house without my supervision. What a nightmare.