Porn, Like an Ogre, is Eating the Innocence of Our Children

Stephen Wunderli
by Stephen Wunderli — 4 months ago in Family 3 min. read
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Pornography, a word with its origins in the indecent. In many ways it has become legitimized. A part of our culture, sometimes bad, sometimes good. That’s unfortunate. Like cigarettes in the 40’s and 50’s, porn is normalized all over the media, and a media empire of its own. And we, good people with bright-eyed children seem to not mind, or at least know not what to do.

But with it’s omnipresence, porn is eating our children like a now brazen Ogre. Picture this scene from Richelle E. Goodrich’s book for young people, Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper. Imagine the ogres are pornography, and parents of the children stand idly by:

And so the game went on in this manner, a throng of children playing keep-away from a bowling ball tossed back and forth between two plump ogres. The air filled with shrieks and cheers and shouts of laughter as daring players thrilled at the sport. That is, all but the few poor souls knocked flat and captured. No laughter rose from behind bars because those in the birdcage knew what was in store. They would soon be lunch for a couple of hungry ogres. 

Our playgrounds and hallways and rumpus rooms are now alive with this game of tease the porn monster, many children not knowing what is at risk.

Ogre. A new name for pornography. Why a new name? Because the old one has become trivialized, has lost its shock, has taken on a laissez faire meaning. Too many people in our world think pornography is just fine. So from now on, let’s call it what it is: Ogre. A wily beast that tricks children into coming close to him, then seduces them even closer, grasps a hold of them and locks them away until it is time to devour them. This grim fairy tale is all too familiar for many parents.

Look at the statistics.

Every Day:

  • 2.5 billion emails containing porn are sent or received.
  • 68 million search queries related to pornography- 25% of total searches- are generated. 
  • 116,000 queries related to child pornography are received.

This will scare you.

Almost 90% of children ages 8 to 16 have seen porn online, while over 70% say porn has popped up while they were doing their online homework.

And still, many parents say that it is normal to play with Ogre, dodging about, sneaking a peak, taunting. But eventually, Ogre eats the innocence out of children, devours their ability to have meaningful relationships, eats their healthy emotions and leaves them longing, desperate, confused; more likely to commit suicide, more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, more likely to be depressed, drop out of school. Ogre eats the brains of children first, and lets the rest die on its own.

Call it what you will, the great beast Grendel, or the beasts on the road to Dante’s inferno. Just remember, Ogre, or pornography if you insist, is personal. It takes what we love most.

So what do we do?

Two options:

  1. Don’t give kids cell phones or computers until they turn 18
  2. Use an operating system that is safe and secure

Locking kids out of the modern world is one way. But technology is here, it’s how the world works. We all need to learn to use it responsibly. To do that we need to recreate the Internet experience, lockout all the bad while keeping the good. That has to happen at the operating system level. Only a few operating systems or other tools have have this ability.

Through our research, the only operating system or service that can automatically block all ads, privacy trackers and inappropriate content is ClearOS.

ClearOS blocks everything at the most basic level until it is validated by its Artificial Intelligence service through a new type of private network.

The first full product for consumers designed to use the ClearOS private network is the soon-to-be announced ClearPHONE from ClearUnited.

ClearPHONE promises to block anything nefarious: malware, stalkers, phishing schemes, and especially sites that entice children into grasp of the Ogre are completely blocked. Nobody can hack it. The Ogre cannot slip in the backdoor, or pop up during a homework assignment, or arrive in an email, or even appear when it is searched for. Ogre is locked out.

The side benefit is that you also know your personal data is safe, and the digital identity of your children is not being shared and exploited. 

ClearPHONE runs on the ClearOS private network, that means it can circumvent traditional highways, search engines, data collectors and surveillance. That not only makes for a safer, more customized video experience, but also a better performing one as well.

It’s time we took control of the internet, because right now, the Internet controls us. It serves us custom ads, tracks our movements, sells our personal data, even edits the news down to what it thinks we want to read. And of course, it allows for backdoors to collect our data, and that means the current system will always allow Ogre onto the playground.

Taking control is the only way to completely block the beast.

Through a special partnership with ClearUnited., ThinkClearly is proud to offer the very first opportunity to learn about the coming ClearPHONE.



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