Keeping the Internet safe for kids

r By Miriam Hall

As Miss Springville/Mapleton 2017, my service platform is “Education on the Harms of Pornography”. Each month I have highlighted resources that help, strengthen and protect individuals and families from pornography.

This month I’d like to introduce you to the website “Safe Internet for Kids” ( This website features some wonderful resources, including:

Science:r- How the brain is affected by pornography.r- How pornography affects the brains of children.

Tools:r- Operating System Controls (information on how to filter content on mobile devices).r- Service Provider Controls for T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T).r- Home Internet Controls (for Xfinity/Comcast and Centurylink).r- Other Available Filters.

Resources:r- Twenty addiction recovery programs; including Fight the New Drug’s Fortify Program, Life Changing Services and the Recovery Puzzle.

Finally, “Safe Internet for Kids” lists ways that everyone can become involved in the effort to protect individuals and families from the harmful effects of pornography. They have provided means to contact your state representatives by signing a letter, which advocates the rights children have to be protected against pornography, that will be presented to the Utah State legislature during the 2018 session in support of this cause.

Exploring the resources provided on “Safe Internet for Kids” is a great way to discover which options are best for you and your family. I hope that you will consider checking out for help with strengthening your family.


Chris Baird
Chris Baird
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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