When my child sees porn

When kids see pornography, become regular viewers, or engage in self-production of child exploitation material (CEM / child pornography), it is completely normal that parents will experience a huge range of emotions. If the first reaction is anger, it should towards the pornographers – not our kids.

The best reaction is to COMPOSE Yourself! I understand how daunting it can be to raise children in an environment that normalizes hypersexualized pop culture and violent mainstream pornography. Because of this, in my role as Director of Health Education at Culture Reframed, I have developed a model to help parents respond well when they discover their young person has viewed pornography. The COMPOSE Yourself! model is adaptable for all ages.

Be sure to check out the other fantastic resources and links available on the Culture Reframed website, and sign up to learn about the launch of our Parents Program, releasing soon – a complete best practice toolkit to build knowledge and tools in parents so they can raise porn-resilient kids.

There’s only one thing worse than children being exposed to graphic explicit imagery, and that is a child who feels isolated and alone, unprepared for seeing such things and not knowing where to turn. Not for Kids!  is an exceptional children’s book that offers gentle and insightful guidance. It’s a ‘must have’ resource for parents and professionals to prepare kids under the age of 10 for the inevitable.

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