Whatever the case, she found herself watching people do things she had never, ever seen before. So she went back. Each time was accompanied by the thoughts: This makes me feel different. This makes me feel weird.
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Many experts view pornography as a public health crisis, especially because of the way that it impacts children and young people. First, a significant number of children and young people are exposed to pornography. Second, exposure and access is most likely to occur online, and exposure increases with age. Third, boys are more likely to be exposed to it, and actually seek it out. Fourth, seeing pornography impacts on what children believe about sex and intimacy, and that affects their behaviour; especially their risky behaviours around sex. They found people get hurt because of pornography. The report is a few years old now, but still has some of the best information out there to help parents and educators keep kids safe. When I speak on the topic in schools, parents tell me how easily and unexpectedly their young children are exposed to pornography. He did, and saw hard-core pornographic images.
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One of your worst fears comes true. While checking this out, you discover he has been looking at pornography. What is this? I never said this was okay! What do I say now? My son is a PERV! He is not a perv. He is a typical, normal, almost-teenage boy who is curious about sex.
What one mom thought was an OMG moment turned into a sweet lesson about innocence. So the other night, my daughter walked in on us. I was sure it would scar her for life—and maybe even me, too! It all happened around 11 p. All I could hear was crying at the foot of my bed.