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Annemarie Lange is a licensed professional counselor in the Philadelphia area that utilizes mindfulness and meditation to help her clients deal with a variety of challenges.
July 24, 2012Net Nanny for Android 2.0
Jun 09, 2016
If your child has accidentally been exposed to pornography, it's normal to feel upset and concerned. As a parent, thinking of your child viewing online pornography is uncomfortable and scary. The reality is, though, it's not a matter of IF your child will view pornographic material, it's a matter of WHEN!
According to a recent article in Forbes magazine, the average age a child first views internet porn is 11 - shocking right? Well, it shouldn't be. In recent years, children are increasingly younger when using the internet unsupervised. In fact, most children in the United States have a cell phone by the time they are seven years old.
In a recent study posted by Shared Hope International, 42% of internet users age 10-17 years, admit to viewing online pornography. Before getting to concerned, consider that 66% of these children report they viewed this material accidentally while attempting to access age appropriate programs. This begs the conversation to parents and caregivers, how do we protect our children and if they do view pornography, how do we respond?
This education should include sexuality and internet safety. Here are some things to consider:
So, what does the conversation around internet pornography look like between parent and child? Well, that varies based on the child's developmental stage and the family belief system but here are a few suggestions to get you thinking about it.
*Net Nanny® Parental Control software is known worldwide as the #1 porn blocking (porn filtering) software. Net Nanny® reviews web pages in real time and either blocks pornography and other mature content or warns you about it, according to your preferences. Net Nanny® includes pre-set monitoring features, which can easily be customized to meet the unique needs of each family member. You decide what type of content is appropriate for everyone.