Parenting tips 13: Why talking to your teen about pornography is more important now than it's ever been, and great ways to spend time with your teen.
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Pornography is probably as old as art itself. Whether you indulge, or wouldn't go near it, there has never been a time when it is more graphic, or readily available to children and teens, with the knock-on impact on their own attitudes towards sex and relationships. Just for context, an unbelievable 42 billion individual visitors accessed Pornhub in 2019, averaging more than 115 million visits per day, and that was before COVID.
That's why it's critical that we all find a way to have conversations with our teens about what they might access, whether deliberately or by accident, and how to put it into context in a way that will protect them from that harm it can cause.
In this episode we looked into the statistics, the science, and the reality of how we talk to our teens and what we need to cover.
An organisation has been set up to tackle this very issue. You can access all of their material via the Culture Reframed website.
Boys and Sex - Peggy Orenstein
Instagram account talking about consent and other issues around sex. @lalalaletmeexplain
Some of the resources mentioned in our 'Spending time with your teens' section:
https://www.geocaching.com/play - which is like treasure hunt
Popular games with our teens:
The Great Game of Britain
Quick, but compulsive games: