Shocking incidence of youth and pornography will be discussed at January 23 event in Orange City
“The shocking incidence and increase in youth and pornography” is the topic of the third session in the Circle of Support series. This session, facilitated by Aaron Baart, Dordt College Dean of Chapel, will be held on Wednesday, January 23, from 6:30-8pm at the Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City. According to Baart, the statistics regarding youth pornography are alarming: the average age which a child first sees pornography is age 11; one out of every three porn viewers are females, most under the age of 24; and internet porn is a 2.84 billion dollar industry annually in the U.S. The public — especially parents, teachers, and anyone involved with teens or pre-teens — is invited to attend this free session. No pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be served, hosted by ATLAS of Orange City. Circle of Support is a collaborative series of free sessions sponsored by the MOCHA Kiwanis Club, Orange City Area Health System, Community Health Partners, and Creative Living Center. The sessions revolve around the critical cultural issues impacting our youth today, offering strategies and resources for adults invested in teens and pre-teens, presented by experts, and offering time for questions and conversations. For more information contact Barb Den Herder, Orange City Area Health System Education Coordinator, at 712-737-5260.