Have your children ever stumbled upon pornographic material via book websites?
It's been in the news all weekend, but I wonder how many of our parents (or their children) have experienced surfacing pornographic (and in some cases, very extreme) content when searching for e-books?
1 expert has answered
It would seem quite a few...most without the knowledge of parents. Most research indicates the average child views pornography at age 11. And the majority of that happens in the home or in the home of a friend or relative. As a parent it is important we recognise that whilst we can put in place filters, boundaries and blocks, there is still no guarantee we can protect them from seeing such images. And once they have done so, it is something we cannot have them 'unsee'. It is important therefore that if parents suspect their child has seen porn , or even if they don't, they need to have some open communication about the nature of pornography. They need to understand that it is very rarely a replica of 'real life' relations. It is often aggressive in nature, and often indicates power struggles and even violence. We need to be sure that our kids are very clear on the expectations of themselves and future partners.