Media’s Exploitation of Children and Families

Visual, verbal, or tactile messages are communicated through a variety of media. The most common formats include TV, videos, video games, computers, music, movies, animation, magazines, CDs, DVDs, radio, phone, etc. In this age of positive and negative image bombardment all of us must make a decision about what is good and what is not.

Media tools can be used for good. However, they are often used to send negative information or images that affect children and families. That same media also opens the door for children, teens, young adults, and adults to be enlisted for inappropriate roles that are billed as entertainment.

Who are the victims? You are. Your family is. Your neighbors are. Your church is. Our nation is. A positive Christian influence in the world is victimized by this issue.

“Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil” (1 Thess. 5:21–22 NIV).

Steps to address this issue.

Overview of Project HELP: Human Exploitation.

Articles, Blogs, and Resources:
Release and Restore CD (product)
Media Influences Mothers (blog)

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Missions Leader Team Blog
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Putting off until tomorrow giving to missions offerings such as the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® is a seductive temptation for families. First world living means there is always an excuse ready to be used: “It’s the beginning of baseball season and the children need new equipment.” “Easter clothes are expensive.” “Saving for a family vacation is a top priority.”

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Which resource have you found to be the most helpful in educating people about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering?

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