Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock lately you would have heard about the porn site that’s recently come to light, containing numerous images of girls, mostly high school students, who are nude or partly nude, and one of them at least is performing oral sex in her school uniform.

The girls on this site obviously did not give their consent for their images to appear here and it’s caused an emotional uproar, with a huge amount of high schools involved from all around Australia. Plenty of the high schools involved are in suburbs that are generally considered relatively good areas to live in.

 

So What’s New?

 

Whilst this site is highly offensive and shocking and scary to most parents, it doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Child porn is a huge industry online and has been for quite a long time now. The difference is that this time it’s hitting much closer to home for a lot of us, and it’s really bringing home the message that the belief that “It won’t happen to me” isn’t safe or even viable anymore – if it ever was.

 

What Can I Do To Prevent My Children Being Involved In Porn Online?

 

Great question. There’s no simple or quick fix. Hopefully this particular site will be taken down very soon but the cause of the problem will remain. It wouldn’t surprise me if other similar sites were to turn up online in the not-too-distant future, but I’d dearly love to be wrong about that.

So what can you do as a parent? Well, it’s vital that you get over any embarrassment you may feel when it comes to talking to your children about not just sex but also pornography. Whether you have a daughter or a son or both, they need to be educated at a young age about what sex is, what it’s supposed to be, what pornography is and why it’s so wrong.

 

At What Age Should We Be Discussing Pornography With Our Children?

 

As far as what age that is, given that puberty can start from as early as 8 years old, that seems like a pretty good time to begin having these conversations with your children. Don’t make the mistake of underestimating how much your children know already at this age.

I say “these conversations” as opposed to “this conversation” because it’s not just a one-off conversation that I’m talking about. This is something to discuss ongoing with your children. One conversation alone won’t cut it.

 

What To Do If You’re Scared About Pornography

 

This is clearly an issue of huge concern, and the problem isn’t going away any time soon. There’s a lot involved in keeping your children safe online, and this scenario just adds weight to the importance of understanding how you can encourage your children to be safer on the internet.

If you want some more in-depth knowledge about keeping your children safe online – not just how to protect them from these sorts of hideous sites, but also to help them through the other risks incurred with being online, you’ll find the Peaceful Digital Parenting Solution very helpful.

Keeping your children safe online isn’t easy, and there is a lot you need to know as a parent to get on top of this whole issue. The Peaceful Digital Parenting Solution is designed to give you all the information you need in the shortest possible time. All the work has been done for you, it’s then just up to you to watch the videos online and implement what you learn.

 

Your First Step

 

Please please please, if nothing else, start having those uncomfortable conversations with your children if they are 8 years old or more. It may just save them from getting into a situation you’d hate to find them in, and that of course they really don’t want to find themselves in.