Pornography & Violence
There are steps we can take to limit the chance of inadvertent exposure, but experts are of the view that it is more a case of “when than if”.
If your child has been shown or watched porn, preparing for a conversation with them is key. Take a deep breath, read our blog on how to approach the chat, and then sit down and talk to them.
Use parental control filters to prevent initial and ongoing access to inappropriate adult websites, and to limit and filter social media apps and games, which are often the initial source of pornography exposure.
DO VIDEO GAMES MAKE KIDS VIOLENT?
The research on this question is mixed. Many studies have found that people who play violent video games are more likely to engage in aggressive behaviour. But there are also studies that show that as more youth play video games, rates of youth violence have decreased.
WHY DO KIDS WATCH PORN?
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR KID IS WATCHING PORN?
The warning signs of pornography addiction include isolation, lying, being mentally foggy and distracted, grades dropping in school, emotional apathy, very low energy and memory loss. The symptoms of “arousal addiction” mimic social anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, concentration problems and OCD.
WHAT AGE DO KIDS START WATCHING PORN?
IS IT BAD FOR KIDS TO WATCH PORN?
IS IT ILLEGAL FOR KIDS TO WATCH PORN?
Experts say early exposure to porn can “rewire” young people’s brains and distort their views of sexual behavior. In many countries, sexting between tweens and teens is viewed in the same light as the distribution and possession of child pornography, and therefore a criminal offence.
DO VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES AND TV SHOWS MAKE KIDS VIOLENT?
ARE VIDEO GAMES MAKING KIDS VIOLENT?
HOW TO STOP KIDS FROM WATCHING PORN?
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