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With such a vast variety of information and images found online, the Internet has opened up a wide new set of topics for parents to discuss with their children. Most of us find it difficult to talk to our children about sex in general, let alone, the harmful effects of pornography. Yet, it's important to remember that even if your children are not looking for Internet pornography, chances are, they have come across harmful sexual content at some point, and it is your job to protect and guide them about their natural questions about sex.
"If I was a parent, I'd want to establish that relationship with my kid and to actually be honest with them and talk to them, and say, 'I went through this, and even seeing pornography once can just hurt you so much. Seeing little pictures can put all these things in your mind.' It's just horrible."
— Aaron, Age 19
First, try to:
Keep the lines of communication open by listening to what your kids say and what they don’t say.