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A Day in the Life of Tweens & Teens

Posted By Administration, Monday, February 12, 2018

An Eye-Opening Discussion with Dr. Cara Natterson, Dr. Gail Dines, Jonathan Cristall Esq.

Come join us for this important event that will provide you with insight, information, solutions, and a passion for building a healthy generation of kids.

No doubt, it’s a hard time to be a kid. Teens today are bombarded with difficult and ever-changing sexual messages. As a result, it has never been more challenging to parent or mentor kids into healthy adulthood.

As their access to technology widens, young people internalize sexualized messaging which affects their behavior, attitudes, expectations, brain development, and undermines their capacity to build healthy relationships.


  • Social media use is linked to increased rates of anxiety, depression, and poor sleep, and the younger boys are when they access porn, the more problems they have developing empathy, intimate relationships, and friendships with peers
  • A study by the American Psychological Association found that the more girls consume hypersexualized images, the more likely they are to be depressed, anxious, isolated, engage in risky sexual behavior, and abuse drugs and alcohol
  • On average, boys first view hardcore porn at 11-13 years old of age via Snapchat, Instagram, and free internet sites
  • Free porn sites get more visitors each month than Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter combined
  • 88% of scenes in the most watched porn contain sexual, physical, and verbal violence against women

During A Day in the Life of Tweens & Teens, international expert and educator Dr. Gail Dines, renowned pediatrician Dr. Cara Natterson, and veteran prosecutor for the City of LA Jonathan Cristall, will discuss the role parents, grandparents, caregivers, educators, and health experts can play in helping our next generation build resistance and resilience to this hypersexualized culture.


  • You will better understand the impact of porn on brain functioning, emotional and social development, and the long-term health risks
  • You will leave with a practical toolkit for helping kids navigate this toxic digital culture
  • You will be introduced to Culture Reframed's robust online Parents Program that helps parents build resilience and resistance in young people to hypersexualized porn culture.

Dr. Gail Dines is internationally acclaimed as the leading expert on how pornography shapes the emotional, social, and cognitive development of young people. Her latest book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, has been translated into five languages, and adapted into a documentary film. Gail is the Founder and President of Culture Reframed, the first health-based non-profit organization in the US to respond to the pornography crisis by providing education and support for parents, educators and health professionals.

Dr. Cara Natterson is a pediatrician, consultant, and New York Times bestselling author of The Care and Keeping of You, a three-book series with over six million copies in print. In August, she launched Guy Stuff, the boy counterpart to her girl books. Cara is also the founder of Worry Proof Consulting, which gives open-ended time to discuss everything from medical questions and biology basics to child development and parenting issues. And she is mom to a fourteen-year-old daughter and twelve-year-old son.

Jonathan Cristall Esq. is the founder of What They Don't Teach Teens and a veteran prosecutor for the City of Los Angeles. He is also a certified Violence Prevention Specialist as well as a husband and father to three sons. Growing up, Jonathan was once a deeply troubled teen himself. More info at


**Parking is limited. Carpooling or taking public transportation/ride share is advised.



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