I have a son who is 12 and I went through our search history the other day and noticed that he had been trying to access porn sites on the computer. As our computers parental controls are very strict he was blocked from actually viewing any of these sites. This opened a conversation about his friends viewing these images and his natural curiosity to look as well. I explained about the situations of many women on these sites and also the degrading quality of them and the unrealistic portrayal of women. Since then I have noticed he has tried again on another computer (iPAD) . Obviously boys will be boys but I am wondering if I should source some VERY, VERY mild pictures or a magazines or something for him to look at? That way I could keep control over what he is looking at and at the same time allow him to satisfy some of his curiousity. He is definitely in the middle of puberty already and I would rather I had pre-checked the material first before he finds away to source harder images or porn. What do other mums think?
Posted anonymously, 9th March 2014