The Open Your Purse Benefit is unlike any event Birmingham has seen and gives you an opportunity to wear your giving on your arm while positively impacting families in our community.
Proceeds from the Open Your Purse Benefit will go to support My Secure Family, an initiative that seeks to help equip parents and grandparents in protecting their children from online dangers and other inappropriate content and to encourage and empower individual responsibility in the age of technology.
One exceptional woman will be presented the Power of the Purse Award, given to the woman who brings the most women to this inaugural event to encourage philanthropic support and awareness within the community.
Limited number of tables and tickets are available, so make your reservation soon. Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.
My Secure Family will provide a community for parents and grandparents that will equip them to effectively shepherd the hearts of their children and to innoculate them from the harmful impact of pornography and other sexually explicit content. My Secure Family will inform parents on the constantly changing digital landscape and help them navigate current issues like cyberbullying, gaming, social media, and online digital safety.
“Technology’s impact on the 21st century family is fracturing its very foundation, and causing a disintegration of core values that long ago were the fabric that held families together.” Chris Rowan, Huffington Post
• First exposure to pornography is 12 years old. • 1 in 5 mobile searches is for pornography. • 71% of teens hide online behavior from their parents. • Almost 80% of first-time exposure to pornography happens at home. • 9 out of 10 boys are exposed to pornography before the age of 18. • 6 out of 10 girls are exposed to pornography before the age of 18. • 15% of boys and 9% of girls have seen child pornography. • 83% of boys and 57% of girls have seen group sex online. • 50% of parents do not use any blocking or filtering software on their children’s devices. • On average, teens spend over 5 hours online every day. • More than half (54%) of young adults admit to sexting as minors. • Teen boys average 1 hour per day playing video games. • Child-on-child sexual abuse increased almost 80% in three years.
The MY SECURE FAMILY Parent Portal will provide parents an environment where they can interact with other like-minded parents, learn effective strategies for parenting in the digital age, and stay current on the ever-changing technological landscape.
The portal will include: • online community with like-minded parents. • information on hiding-apps used to hide online content from parents. • articles from digital safety experts. • links to practical solutions to help parents protect children. • strategies for talking to children about healthy sexuality. • read-along books to help inoculate children against dangers of pornography. • up-to-date information on apps being used by kids. • interviews with authors and experts
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