Talking to Teens About Pornography (YouthSTAR Parent Night)


Tonight I have the privilege of leading another YouthSTAR Parent Night for families in our program. I look forward to sharing with them a clip from the following video called “What Teens Wish Their Parents Knew When Addressing the Issue of Pornography” (see below). This is an excellent presentation by our friend Clay Olsen from Fight the New Drug. Tonight’s focus will be on points #4 (they wish you knew that you should talk to them about it) and #5 (they wish they knew that you are part of the solution). Please take a few minutes to watch this important video and share it with all parents.

If you have a teenager struggling with a pornography addiction, call us to learn more about our YouthSTAR program.

-By Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley If you benefited from this article, please “follow” us on this blog and on Twitter, “like” us on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!


About fbenedict

Forest Benedict is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP). Forest loves the work he does as the Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley and the Program Manager/Teacher in the SATP program at Mid-America Nazarene University. He writes numerous articles on the LifeSTAR of the Central Valley blog ( and also on his personal blog ( He created the Life After Lust VLOG on Youtube, sharing insights about recovery from sexual addiction. Forest also writes and speaks publicly about protecting children from pornography.
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