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Talking to Kids About Porn

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The birds and the bees talk has historically made many parents nervous. Some will give a child a book and pray they don’t ask questions. Some “let” the school take care of it. While others will prepare and gently answer questions in age appropriate manners as topics arise as teachable moments.

But even in the most involved parental discussions the topic of pornography is rarely mentioned. It has been one of those “taboo” subjects best left for boyhood curiosity, boot camps and bachelor parties. The world wide web has changed that. Pornography is now readily available to anyone with internet access with a single click or keystroke.

As research confirms that consumption of such material is harmful, resources are being developed to help parents and caregivers become properly prepared to tackle the talk. Here’s one to get you started: 10-conversation-starters-1-1

Check our resource section for more.

Just remember. If you don’t tell your children your version of what sex is and should be, they will be getting someone else’s version without the benefit of having your filter to screen it through and the person sharing the information may not have your child’s best interest at heart.