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

We all have them in our associations—churches that have not caught the vision for how WMU can be an integral part of missions in their churches. Does that mean that those churches will totally miss the boat when it comes to missions involvement? Not at all. But it often requires that we come alongside them in order to help them develop a heart for missions.

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