Living in a world that is forcing the LGBT agenda and woke content on us from every direction can be extremely challenging, especially for parents raising children in a Christian household. It seems like every trusted institution that should be looking out for your children and protecting their innocence is doing the exact opposite – including the school system, the medical community, and the government. Not only are they targeting children with LGBT content, they are actively hiding it from parents and threatening the physical and mental well-being of our children.
It may seem like a daunting task to monitor the content being fed to your children in school, at the library, and online, but there are resources at your disposal to help determine what literature, movies, and online content is appropriate for your kids.
Book Looks was founded by a member of Moms for Liberty, a nonprofit organization fighting for parental rights in the education system, and is run by a group of concerned parents who wanted to better monitor books assigned to their children at school, many of which they found to be highly inappropriate.
Their goal for the website is to “write and collect detailed and easy to understand book content reviews centered around objectionable content, including profanity, nudity, and sexual content. Our goal is to make these reviews available to all parents so they can make informed decisions.”
A quick scroll through the available reports on Book Looks’ website reveals a shocking number of titles marketed toward young students that include graphic sexual content, themes of gender confusion and transgenderism, even pedophilic relationships and bestiality – yes, bestiality – and these books are promoted shamelessly by libraries, schools, and publishing companies like Scholastic. You may think it’s safe to trust the teachers at your children’s schools, hoping they would shield students from inappropriate content, but countless stories from parents across the country prove otherwise. It is absolutely imperative that you monitor what books your kids’ schools are assigning, and what they are checking out at the library. Long gone are the days when the children’s books sections were a safe haven from adult themes.
“We believe sunlight is the best disinfectant and parents should have the information at their disposal to make informed decisions about the content their children consume.”
Common Sense Media provides age-appropriate ratings and reviews for movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, apps, and more, allowing parents to take charge and “feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids.” Their database of reviews on anything kids may want to watch, read, play or learn is perhaps the largest one available, and may be a helpful tool to assist you in discerning if a movie or show is appropriate for your child without having to watch through it first.
Similar to Common Sense Media, PluggedIn, a division of Focus on the Family, provides content reviews for movies and TV shows, but they also provide detailed reviews for hit music and popular artists, video games, and even YouTube channels. These often overlooked platforms can introduce adult concepts to young children unless carefully monitored. If your child is especially interested in listening to pop music, playing video games, or even watching YouTube consistently, we strongly recommend you to take a look at the reviews on PluggedIn before allowing your child to have unfettered access to those platforms.
Covenant Eyes is a valuable tool that can be used to safeguard your children from pornography and dangerous websites on the internet. There are many similar programs that monitor and block questionable content online, and we encourage you to pray about purchasing a subscription to one for your family. Porn addictions ruin lives. Allowing children to have free reign of the internet is inviting the enemy into their minds. Putting a filter on the devices in your home is a prudent and, we believe, a necessary step to protecting your family in the digital age.
We encourage you to take advantage of these websites and programs and be vigilant in protecting your young ones’ hearts and minds in a world led by satanic forces. We know that this is not a struggle against flesh and blood – but against powers, principalities, and the rulers of this dark world. Prayer is our greatest weapon. Do not cease to pray over your children – that their eyes are shielded from evil and their hearts are guarded from deception.