How do I talk to kids about pornography?

This might seem hard, but we’ve got quick and trusted resources to walk you through it step-by-step.

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Step 1 • Educate yourself

Download our free Quick Start Guide: How to Talk to Kids about Pornography.

Step 2 • Teach your child

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Step 3 • Continue learning and revisiting the conversation

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Frequently Asked Question

What are the dangers of pornography?

Pornography can hurt kids--that’s why they need to learn to reject it from a young age. Here are just a few harms of porn:

  1. Addiction
  2. Exposure to violent and degrading content
  3. Unhealthy attitudes about sex
  4. Increased risk of sexual abuse
  5. Destroyed families and marriages
  6. Mental health issues
  7. Increased risk for child on child harmful sexual behavior
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Frequently Asked Question

How do I control screen time?

Kids love to be on screens, but the longer they’re on screens, the more vulnerable they are to porn, predators, obesity and mental health issues.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than 2 hours of screen time outside of school work per day. And no screens for kids under the age of 2 except to video chat with others.

  1. Use a monitoring app or product to turn off the Wi-Fi for specific devices at certain times.
  2. Teach kids self-management by using a timer.
  3. Shut off all screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime to get their brain ready for sleep.
  4. Never let your kid go to bed with a screen. (A book, yes. A screen, no.)
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Where do I start?

Grab your FREE Quick Start Guide: How to Talk to Kids about Pornography. We’ve condensed a ton of information into a brief but powerful overview that includes:

  • 5 Eye-opening stats every parent should know about porn
  • Why every kid is vulnerable to the pull of porn
  • How to define pornography for a young kid
  • Why pornography is dangerous mentally, emotionally and physically
  • What every kid can do to defend themselves when exposed
  • 5 Tips to make tough conversations comfortable