“What can I do to protect my child from sexually degrading and exploitive media?” As onslaughts of pornography and harmful, sexually explicit materials threaten our schools and homes, countless parents throughout the country and the world ask themselves this question. Dina Alexander, founder and president of Educate and Empower Kids, faced this challenge as a mother. Instead of ignoring or minimizing the problem, she decided to act.
Katherine Blakeman of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation recently interviewed Alexander about her about her books, her efforts, and her ideas about limiting the effects of harmful media on children. Her responses are valuable for parents, teachers, and everyone to protect those they love through media literacy and a smart approach to technology.