Talking to a 10-year-old about porn

images.jpgIan in Hamburg is asking for help about talking to his 10 year old daughter about how she was exposed to online porn a few days ago.  Some of the comments are pretty good.  I don’t think much of Google’s filtering which is suggested a couple of times.  I still see questionable stuff on occasion.

One comment that “concerns me” is how 10 year olds should know about sex.  We didn’t have that discussion in school until Junior High I believe. (12 and 13 years old maybe?)  Have we become that used to sex that it’s more common at that early age?  That’s kind of scary and concerning.  I thought we were getting a handle on teenage pregency.

Hmm, maybe we watched too much Dallas and Knots Landing way back when. 🙂

edit: There’s even a website for having the talk.

4 thoughts on “Talking to a 10-year-old about porn

  1. I still feel 10 is too small an age to speak to be made aware about porn/sex,etc.. Girls reach puberty at the age of 12 onwards(unsure though), so making them prepared too early will just make them inquisitive and they may even try to ‘experiment’. lol. This is what i feel, so what i’d do is, wait for my daughter(if i have one) to grow a bit more and then make her aware of the dangers and so on instead of letting her know way before she should.

  2. Thanks for the comment.
    You have a good point but kids are still going to be exposed to stuff online. At the very least I would think talking to them about how they may see stuff online that they’re not ready for yet is a must. Like how we tell them that the beer that daddy drinks is for adults. Present it to them like that.
    Knowing how viruses and the like can show up on computers, even with the filtering software that exists to prevent such exposure, you’ll never know what will popup when little Junior visits the Disney website. Of even if they Google for it.
    Thanks again,
    -drmike

  3. Have you ever considered adding more videos to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good but since I’m more of a visual learner,I found that to be more helpful well let me know how it turns out! I love what you guys are always up too. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the great works guys I’ve added you guys to my blogroll. This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information.. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post.

  4. That was actually caught as spam but well…..
    No, I don;t think attaching videos to a post about 10 year olds and porn would work. May keep a few folks entertained but those types of folks really aren’t welcome around here.

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