Parenting in the Internet Age: The Problem of Porn
August 26, 2014 7:09 AM Subscribe
posted by Eyebrows McGee (159 comments total)
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A father finds pornographic websites in his 9-year-old son's browser history in a surprisingly charming and amusing first-person essay
: “I know you were looking at porn.” A silence hung in the air between us as I tried to figure out where to go from there. He looked at me, eyebrows up and eyes wide open, on alert for whatever would come next. The past winter had torn up the road, and his still baby-fatted cheeks bounced along with the car as we headed back towards our house. The anticipation of my response was clearly getting to him. “Are you gonna say anything else?” “To be honest, I hadn’t really thought this far ahead,” I told him. “I only planned as far as this, telling you I knew.”
you talk to your kids about porn? The NY Times has some ideas
has tips, and there are, of course, technical solutions
Okay, MetaFilter. Thanks for sharing these tips with me. I get it, I promise.
Oscar nodded quickly, almost frantically, then added, “Can we stop talking about this now?”
"Sure, we can stop. Are you embarrassed?" I asked.
“A little,” he said, “But mostly I don’t want to hear how much you like sex.”