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Pornography and Consequences


This lesson is designed to help students understand the dangers of pornography. Caution will also be given about Internet predators and pedophiles and the cycle of addiction and consequences.


Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn the dangers of pornography.
  • Students will learn how predators / pedophiles access personal information to find their victims.
  • Students will take a pre and post test to access their knowledge.
  • Students will learn how to "crash and tell" when they come across pornography on the Internet.
  • Students will learn about the cycle of addiction and consequences.

Instructional Procedures

Readiness and Setting the Focus (getting the lesson started):

Pre test(access students knowledge and understanding)

Strategies and activities

Show the PowerPoint presentation --Use the questions/statistics/video in the power-point for discussion items.

Evaluation and checking for understanding:

  1. What was learned about pornography?
  2. What was learned about predators/pedophiles?
  3. What was learned about computer safety?
  4. What was learned about social networking sites and personal information?
  5. Post test and discussion



  • American Decency Association
    This organization is dedicated to education on matters of decency; and the advancement of public morality.
  • American Family Association

    This site offers a wealth of information on issues surrounding decency. You can also join their email list to make your voice heard regarding those issues.

  • Citizens for Community Values
    Good source for information on national decency issues.
  • Family Research Council
    Family Research Council (FRC) was founded in 1983 as an organization dedicated to the promotion of marriage and family and the sanctity of human life in national policy.
  • Family Watchdog
    Family Watchdog allows you to see where registered sexual offenders live and work around you.
  • Internet Filter Software Review
    This is a filter review site for the top ten internet filters.
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

  • National Mental Health Information

    Information to help citizens combat obscenity in the media.

  • Net Nanny
    Internet filtering site.
  • NetSmartz Workshop
    Net Smartz is a web site for parents, kids, teens, educators, and law enforcement. Age appropriate activities are available as well as many other links.
  • One Million Moms
    One million moms is an online community of mothers aimed at stopping the exploitation of our children. We contact you, via e-mail, with information about a particular target (TV network, sponsor, or station), giving you a link to a "take action" page on the website. Following instructions on the page, you e-mail the responsible party voicing your concern.
  • Parents Television Council
    A site "offering private sector solutions to restore television to its roots as an independent and socially responsible entertainment medium". This group motivates the public to "voice its support of family-friendly programming to network executives, advertisers, public policy leaders."
  • S-Anon International Family Groups

    The S-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of the relatives and friends of sexually addicted people who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.

  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
    Treatment program for people with sex related issues.
  • Utah Coalition against Pornography
    This is a coalition of diverse religious, social, and cultural groups offering leadership, education, and resources to organizations seeking to combat the harmful effects of sexually explicit material on individuals, children and families.

Resources and opportunities for continued development and independent practice

Resource Books

  • A Brain Gone Wrong - Hope for the Troubled Teen by W. Dean Belnap
  • Clean Hands, Pure Heart: Overcoming Addiction to Pornography Through the Redeeming Power of Jesus Christ by Philip A. Harrison
  • Confronting Pornography: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery for Individuals, Loved Ones, and Leadersby Mark D. Chamberlain
  • The Drug of the New Millennium--The Brain Science Behind Internet Pornography Use by Mark B. Kastleman
  • What's the Big Deal About Pornography? A Guide for the Internet Generation by Jill C. Manning

Created: 01/08/2010
Updated: 02/07/2020