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149. What Every Parent Needs to Know When it Comes to Porn, Sexting and Technology with Cheryl Kosmerl
Episode 14912th December 2022 • Luminary Leadership Podcast • Elizabeth Hartke
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The topic of today’s episode is not our typical topic. 

In fact, we've never had anything quite like it on the show. But it's so critical and so necessary to talk about. 

Our guest today is Cheryl Kosmerl who is a licensed clinical social worker and has decades of experience working in that field. She has extensive history working with kids and adolescents and their families who have experienced abuse, neglect or trauma. But today's focus is specifically around the dangers that come with technology; things like sexting, pornography, and the fact that our children are being raised in an era where they have this in their back pocket at all times. And it's affecting everything from their brain development to the outcomes of their futures. 

Our kids have it harder than we had it but it's up to us to scaffold and shepherd them through these incredibly new and trying times. So, Cheryl's conversation today is very relevant to every parent. And don’t worry, this is not all doom and gloom. The good news is there are things we can do and things we have control over. There are ways that we can have conversations with our kids, we can equip them, we can prepare them, and it's our job to do it. No one else is going to do it for us.

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