How Do I Stop My Kids Watching Porn On The Internet?

Many parents dread their children using the internet, and it is usually for one reason – fear that they may came across porn by accident, or furthermore, they may surf for porn on purpose.

Either way, porn can be very damaging to your child. Thus, it is important to discover early whether your child is surfing for porn.

Why would discovering whether your child is watching porn or not matter?

If you find out your child is watching porn, there are several reputable programs that can help you block porn from the computers in your household. This is an extremely important step to take, as much of the material online is extremely hardcore, and such material can be very damaging to the mind of a child, thus causing long lasting effects. If proper precautions are taken, you can find out if your child is watching porn, and take action to halt it.

How Do I Stop My Kids Watching Porn On The Internet

Porn is only ever a few clicks away

Every single day, thousands of children are introduced to the world of computers and the internet. Though the internet is a fascinating place where children learn, discover, and have fun, it can also be a place that is extremely dangerous, in the sense that certain unethical material can be accessed. Pornography is only a few clicks away on the internet, and needless to say, a child can access porn very easily, whether they are doing it on purpose, or by accident.

As children use the internet more and more, they grow more curious. They may grow old of the previous things they used the internet for, and they may feel the need to explore further. This may lead to going into chat rooms, which can often lead to one thing – pornography.

Many chat rooms have pornography banners, and clicking on these banners will land your child into porn sites. Furthermore, a majority of chat rooms have pop ups. When your child opens the chat room, many, many popup will come up, many of which contain adult material. Clicking on these popup will also take you into porn sites. Let alone that chat rooms are quite dangerous, porn sites are even worse.

Once your child sees porn once, it may become an addiction. Their next step will be to visit search engines and look for porn. At this point, it may become a daily thing, where they watch porn, and it can take away from other things they regularly did – hang out with friends, study, play sports and so on.

How can I block porn?

As you can see, pornography is something that can have many negative effects on your child, thus it is important to find out early whether your child is surfing for porn. How can you find out?

There are many programs that help you do just that, by monitoring your child’s surfing activity. You will obviously be doing this without them knowing, or else the program would be virtually useless – I recommend you to have a look around and find out what best suits your needs.

As an adult, you are probably aware as for how much of the internet is filled with adult content. It is your job to monitor your child and find out whether or not they are watching pornography. If they are, you must then take further steps to counsel them, and to possibly limit their access of the computer and internet. It only takes a few adult videos to corrupt the mind of your child, so do not let it get that far. Take action while you can and put your child back on the proper road.

Pornography can have long lasting negative effects on their mind.

Now, there are obviously other ways to find out if your child is watching porn, but using a program to help you is one of the most efficient ways!

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. Normal KID says:

    Children at this age just start wondering about these things and the only way to find out is the internet. I know that it doesnt give the real answeres but in school we dont learn ANYTHING about this! Nobody also talks about this subject so children are afraid to ask their parents!

    Teenage children will always find a way to see porn. Once they get bored and search up sex in google. There is nothing bad about sex so parents should tell us the answeres before we have any questions.

  2. Thisarticlefailsatparenting says:

    Which would you rather have your kids do, watch porn? Or actually go have sex? Coming from a student, they don’t teach you anything about sex in life ed. And really, the safest sex you can have is masturbating. As a child sexually matures, it is really not right to suppress their primal urges. Let them do what they please in that regard, as long as it is done safely.

  3. I am 12 and I don’t watch porn on purpose, I just don’t know why I do it.But I always say that I don’t want to have intercourse(which is true), but my mom doesn’t belive me.I don’t really enjoy it either.

  4. PORN IS NOT A GOOD THING!!!! I am 13 and watch porn almost nonstop. And I am completley ashamed of it. I am a preachers daughter and i go to church very regularly. And I will try to stop all the time and go weeks without it and then just get caught back into the nasty trap. I really wish my parents would block me from doing it somehow, and they sadly don’t know. It makes you feel terrible about yourself and your always worried about being caught. It’s miserable and no matter how much you try to stop, it always draws you back in. It’s like putting a wolf in a pasture with a bunch of sheep. But I will keep on trying and I am not giving up, I always try to get my mind on something else and it is working! :D and I don’t EVER plan to do it again!!!! I’ve gone without for over 3 weeks and I am so proud of myself! I feel so confident and I believe that I can do things that I couldn’t do before, because I was so absorbed with the porn, it’s just so easy to access. Please pray that I will keep this up, I hope that somehow I helped somebody! :D
    -with love and in Christ
    Anna

  5. Ridge, 13 says:

    I really hate stuff like this. I’m a 13 year old boy, and guess what… I watch porn all the time. Porn is not harmful at all. It helps with stress, which helps with a kids behavior and his school work and all sorts of other things. All the parents on here think since they forced their kid to stop, he’s become happier and healthier. That’s a lie. If you try to force your kid to stop something, it’s only going to make him want it more. My mom blocked the computer in my home from anything even related to sex, so I went to my friends house and watched porn there. Porn isn’t hurting your kids, you are. I can understand blocking them from chat rooms because that really can be dangerous, but there is porn all around us, even as a thirteen year old boy myself, and we will find a way to watch it. Why don’t you instead of cracking down on your kids like my mom did, explain to them why you think its wrong, and if that doesn’t work then you should give up, because they will watch it. To the guy who said his kids had to be smart because your some kind of important person in your world, since when does masturbating kill brain cells, last time I checked it was drugs that did that. So maybe that’s what you should be cracking down on. Just sayin

  6. But how is porn really a bad thing? Yes, porn addiction is a bad thing. Yes, learning to mistreat women from porn is a bad thing. Yes, masturbating over twice a day by watching porn is a bad thing. But how is porn itself a bad thing? I have watched porn so much now that I do not even jerk off when seeing it. I watch porn simply to learn different things about sex which I do not know, and in the past, I was a virgin, and I just wanted to learn what sex actually is. Do you know how stupid it feels if you have a girlfriend who knows how to have sex, and you are a nervous child who fumbles the first time?

    Parents, if you catch your kids watching porn, explain to them what not to learn from porn. Do not tell them not to watch porn…

    P.S: A guy above said he is an IT professional, and that there is no secret on the internet, everything is always tracked. Well, first of all, yes, that is a truth. Second of all, if you are a parent that says that, lol, you just screwed yourself over. I am 20 now. I know better, but when I was 14 when I watched porn for the first time, my parents said something similar. Do you know what I did? I went to a brother of my friend who goes to university. I got him to tell me his student number and password. And I started watching porn (with his permission) at university. And guess what? 3 years straight I did that. They did not even punish the guy. They might have noticed, but they did not even care. The worst thing was, I started to think parents just did not want me to watch porn, and that that was the only reason I could not watch it. Because my parents talked to me about it in a way, “I can see you, porn is bad because you undervalue women, etc, etc…” and I was full of myself, and no one explained that, “I could get addicted to porn, and then I would masturbate as well, and my hand is more tighter than a real vagina and so I might not be able to have proper sex with the looser vagina. Because of the blunt way I was told the non-important things, and because of the information I was not given, I started to think it was “philosophically” (did I tell you I was full of myself?) okay to watch porn. Guess what? No one cares. I watched it at the public library at the age of 18, police officer was there. Age of majority is 19. He took me to my parents. Had a long and scary talk about, “the law”.

    So parents, do not just label everything that can cause dangerous things to be dangerous. Actually explain what the dangerous consequences are, and let your children know that the act itself is not dangerous and can actually be useful sometimes. We are not stupid right off the bat, the stupid part of us is that we will not ask questions, we will just try to go behind your back and do it. Help us not be stupid by not waiting for us to ask, and just TELL us the WHOLE story without OMISSIONS.

  7. Dragongirl says:

    So, porn can be found anywhere.
    And, kids no matter how old will find it, wheter you want it or not.
    Altrough im also a kid, i have seen porn, i was exposed to it(shown by a friend).
    I agree that porn can be harmful, it can also be a nasty addiction.
    Belive me, parents cant do anything about it, but we kids eventualy get bored,cuz, wellwe didnt expirienced it….
    Also, I see why you think its so bad, i see it now, at least for me.
    Watched porn on my smart phone and then stopped when school started.I really didnt think I will ever watch it again….but then, after 2 weeks of non watching, I starteddreaming.Yeah, dreaming.I know that it wasnt pleasnt, altrough, my brain had censoring tool on, so I didnt really do anything, even trough it wasnt pretty.
    I know not many kids will have this sindrom, but its starting to annoy me…plz help…
    Also, porn is making kids think that sex is like on pornography, but I know it isnt.
    My friend that showed me this is also a porn addict, he also started very early, he cant go 3 days without it.Porn is just a faze in every kids life, it will end, parents, dont be scared:)

    • that is not a porn addiction. More of an activity. A porn addiction would be someone who doesn’t leave their room because they cant stop watching porn.

    • Realtalk32 says:

      This isn’t a syndrome it’s natural for every kid to go through it

  8. anonimous coward says:

    AC, 39 yrs old, I got here while looking for a way to capture videos from a video site which doesn’t allow capture per se, just because I want , and EXACTLY because it is forbidden, now, I did my homework about the subject because I have kids, 2 and 1 year, and being in the IT field I KNOW they will be sharp and smart, so, what I found, apart of a lot of good intentions and enlightening truth spoken by young people and the OP, there was one thing, which nobody talked about in the commentaries, is the reason for the addict to keep getting back over and over , it’s serotonin and dopamin levels, they go high, and what the practitioner ignores is his/her levels of serotonin go up to the roof while watching porn, and then , like with any other drug, you need more and more, and even a abstinence syndrome can occur if you stop cold feet, and voila! you are a drug junkie (drug secreted by your own brain), once you understand this, whatever your age is, you’re half way through, only thing you need to do is learn how other addicts get cured, be 10 steps from AA, or any other qualifying method, and of course, will power , self respect, and religion, whichever or all of them at the same time, one more thing, books for self improvement are also a great thing, like napoleon hill , dale carnegie, benjamin franklin bio, etc. and remember, there is no spoon, and ignorance is a blessing : )

  9. ConcernedDad says:

    I read about those kids on this thread on how they hide their search history, secure their cache/cookies, and how they circumvent the filtering with proxy. Yes, they are smart, but not that smart. I have been in the IT industry since 1989 and watched how the internet and evolved from the old BBS days when I was 13 (earlier than 1989). It’s very simple to monitor what your kids do and even more easy to block them and monitor them….just monitor the router and use an alternate DNS tool such as OpenDNS. What goes in and goes out of the router can’t be blocked or circumvented. Kids think about the obvious…not the actual path of information which is the basics on how the information gets to the computer in the first place. I have kids ranging from age 9 to 21 and they all are (or were) monitored. Did I have issues where they tried to get into Porn sites….yup. Did I know about it even when they tried to hide their tracks….yup. Did I talk to them about it immediately….yup. I also explained the ramifications of what porn can do to them in the future – mistreating women mainly, giving false ideas of what having sex is really about, and how much trouble they can get into if caught on child-porn sites.

    Parents, taking away the computer isn’t the answer but rather the problem…they’ll just go over to a friends house and watch it there (or on their smartphones….which are also easy to monitor remotely – thank you Symantec – including when they try to use proxy bypass apps). Talk to them about it and explain to them what can happen if they continue. They’re all going through phases in their lives where the hormones are running rampantly and they are discovering themselves….totally normal. What’s not normal is when it becomes a problem (the porn) and possibly an addiction. Porn is simply put…a fantasy.

    Now as for those kids on here claiming circumvent security measures even in school computer system….think again. The ISP knows and can track the information. Regardless of the system, there’s always a log file that tracks the information flow. Corporate, small business, or home….that’s just a fact so sorry, hide or delete all you want, it doesn’t work.

    • Excellent points well made, especially about how everything is getting logged somewhere. Of course, when it comes to computer behaviour at home, many parents wouldn’t know how to do that themselves…

  10. How did I really get here? I was looking up on How to get an A on an essay. Well I did click on this suggestion. :)
    Last year,(I was 12,now 13) I had this crazy impulse to go to porn sites.I was watching it at least 3 times a week, without my parents’ knowledge. After a while, I questioned myself, “Do kids my age really watch porn like this?” I didn’t know whether I should stop or not.But deep inside, I felt ashamed of what I was doing. I told myself that I would stop from now on, but sometimes I would watch porn anyways. Later, I eventually got bored of watching the same thing over and over, and I actually haven’t been on a porn site in quite a while.
    Dear People,
    I agree with everyone that said watching porn is neither good or bad.True, becoming
    addicted to porn at a REALLY REALLY young age may not be the best, but, hey, we’ll still learn about it sooner or later. If you are a young kid who watches porn, or if you are an adult who’s child watches porn, don’t blame yourself for watching, and if you are a parent, tell your child about what you think about porn,(don’t be accusing!)
    or well, just ignore it!!!!

  11. People.who.watch.porn.will.eventually.stop,so,it’s,ok

  12. Fellow parents, you CAN’T stop kids from accessing porn on the internet. I’ve been working in the internet industry since I was in high school in 1994 in Silicon Valley. I had several programs and filters and was the only administrator on the computer and my 13 year old was able to add himself as an administrator and override all the programs that filtered all of the porn out of his search engine results, and what’s even worse, the porn sites are so sneaky that they can tell Google they are a website about baking cookies so those filters do not work anyway. The ONLY SOLUTION is to do what I did, took the computer out of his room and he will never use a computer under my roof again unless it’s for a school project on my laptop and I’m within arms reach of him. No child ever died from not having internet access so too bad, sucks for him I guess, but I told him he can’t be trusted and when he’s 18 and moved out of the house he can buy himself a computer. Another note to parents, check to see if they have a youtube page of their own because I just looked at my son snorting fun dip candy on his youtube page and other upsetting videos. Because of this he also no longer has a bedroom door. He will be going to military school next year because this has been a build up of scary behavior over the last 2 years. I’m not too strict, it’s my job to keep them safe and help him grow up normally. What if his 6 yo sister saw the porn, etc.

  13. OOOh @_@! awaiting moderation! OOOO! stop being mexican! oooO!

  14. Grow a pair. Use TOR.

  15. I was browsing for something totally different and had to read this. Lee you’re article is very vague, and if you don’t know how to block porn sites without directing people to software you probably shouldn’t write about it. “As you can see pornography is harmful to your child.” I don’t see you site anyone to state something like that. Here’s the main thing wrong with porn on the internet, it’s a lie. Sex isn’t like that. It’s make-believe fiction. The people performing are doing so to make money for the most part, or they’re trying to emulate what they’ve seen on the internet. While I do agree that it’s not the best hobby to have especially for children, children are going to eventually. And for those kids beating themselves up about it, you’re normal. I mean if you have to watch every time you get a second to yourself then you should probably go talk to somebody, but for the most part your normal. Just remember that what you see is not real and something that you shouldn’t expect in real life. For the parents looking to truly block access to porn or any other site you don’t want your child accessing; there are plenty ways to block it but I won’t discuss it here just keep googleing because this article won’t help you. If you want the easy answer: don’t let your child have a smart phone, have your home computer in an open office and not in their bedroom, and openly talk to your child about sex. If you have to worry about them looking at porn, they’re old enough to have the sex talk.

    • Bill is clearly a teenager. Teenagers don’t beat themselves up about it, but it is also not appropriate to allow your children to watch porno. Why would they need to watch porno before they are 18? Will it harm them if they don’t? Sexuality is normal, but kids are grwoing up WAY too fast these days with tv and the internet. I’m a pretty laid back progressive minded parent, but some things are just not ok. Bill – you’re a moron!

      • Aidan J. Cumming says:

        YOU consider yourself a “laid back progressive minded parent” ? Do you honestly? Did you not say that you removed your son’s bedroom door because he was making stupid youtube videos? And that you completely denied him any access to a computer without direct supervision, because he had raging hormones, and wanted to watch porn. By no means am I saying that porn is ok for younger teenagers, or that snorting fun dip demonstrates good judgement. But now you are sending him to MILITARY SCHOOL, for quote “scary behavior”? I’ll tell you where this “scary behavior” is coming from. It’s coming from a normal teenager who thinks his parents are taking away every shred of freedom and privacy he has. He’s being defiant. And to be honest, if my parents had ever decided to take away my bedroom door, I would be defiant as well.

  16. Kid’s are smarter than you think.
    I am 11,i have been using computers since i was 4. I started being on the internet when i was 5. Blocking doesn’t do anything! Kid’s are smart with computers,atleast most are. Most kid’s will unblock the site in a matter of seconds,they could use a proxy,too. I use junkpolice to access youtube at school. Kid’s are smarter than adults give them credit for. No matter what,kid’s will find a way around. And don’t forget,if deleting something that view’s what kid’s are doing on the PC and you had to somehow modify the registry to delete or uninstall it,most kids know about modifiying the registry.

    Blocking,or restricting or spying is completely and utterly useless. No matter what you do,we’ll find a way around it.

    • andrew springmeyer says:

      im 13 and i know everything about PCs and my parents are dumb and dont know how to use a PC so when my aunt comes oever to clock things i just remove the IP and make myself admin on the router so i can hack or find away around anything they throw at me :)

  17. I’m a thirteen year old girl who has been watching porn and i don’t want to anymore. but i just can’t stop. I know it’s wrong. I wouldn’t want my Little sister to grow up and do those things. i hate myself alot sometimes and because im like a slave kinda. no control. my parents raised me different. I even beat my head against the floor but nothing works. i try to stop but I always come back. I feel like a bad person. I look at some of my friends who’ve never done it and I wish I were like them shiny and clean and fresh. question my sexuality sometimes so confused and scared ! i dont want to grow up yet. I just want to be a kid. I lie to my parents all the time and hide my history on search engine on Ipod my birthday gift. I hate my Ipod. I dont know the truth anymore. so I lie on top of lies even to myself. I just wanna be a kid a normal kid but im not and I dont know what to do about it. I heard the people that do porn are on drugs and many girls get abused and stuff but It doesnt stop me. Im not a good person I think sometimes and I dont like me. But I made honor roll though. I dont want to grow up yet.

    • I AM SPECIAL says:

      evelyn calm down i understand you wanna be normal kid you still are bt you are dening yourslef asy wat you just need to relax listen to some music a little or go out wit ur fwnds or family do anything that will help ignore the problem wit you and porn and if you feel like seardhing for porn again just watch kids shows a little im tellin you its fun as soon you watch 4 long

      and alwys remember you are NORMAL and dnt deny it
      p.s no-one is perfect we all do mistakes SMILE !!!!

    • I can help you that how to lock your pc and can’t open any porn sites If you are interested then mail me first.

  18. Pizzadude13 says:

    Haha. Those blocker sites can’t do anything. I can bypass them easily. Just like I did with the school’s one. You see, modern kids are much smarter. Do not take us for idiots.

    • I don’t think many people take their kids for idiots. I know I don’t – mine know more about some aspects of computing than I do.

  19. I was never here says:

    Yo Darci, the fact that your child watches porn has nothing to do with how they behave, the only reason that it seems this way to you is that they now know what you are capable of and are taking their own steps to avoid getting caught this time
    Yours truly
    A very, VERY smart 13 year old boy

  20. Okay, I’m a 14 year old girl. I may be one of the very few girls watching porn (I’m not a lesbian) but you just can’t block porn.
    As many people mentioned above, the “modern generation” is much more familiar with computers than the parents are, and as a matter of fact every little program that you put on will not be useful at all. There are a lot of ways to hack and bypass them, and the internet could just help clueless kids to do it.
    Face it people : a lot of teens know what Peer to Peer and torrent files are for instance (at least at my school). And you really think you can just throw a scarce program to block them?
    Well, I agree that pornography can be extremely harmful to younger children; but these days they all mature up with the internet. The world opens to them and there is still a lot to explore; and of course, pornography is something new to them, and they are attracted to new things.
    Porn isn’t good, nor bad. It really depends on your point of view. If you aren’t shocked and know it’s just fiction, it’s okay, it can entertain you. Otherwise if it affects your behavior, just stay away from it -without any programs to block you.

    I may have been a little subjective here, but hey- this is just the way I see it, there’s no point in discussing it furthermore.
    Oh, and BTW, sorry for my English mistakes, ‘cuz I’m from Russia. :)

  21. I am 13 and believe pornography is not all bad. Obviously it’s all going to be fake to a certain extent but your child needs to know what to do. As a young teen I know porn and don’t mind it, my friends all love it and master ate and sometimes so do I. If you see your child watching it please don’t tell them of or take drastic action be calm and if possible ignor it. Also you will have your child experience porn one day so no point hiding him from it!

  22. Bob Spanngenberg says:

    Look, I am a 14 year old guy who isn’t watching porn, but I once used to about a year ago. I just quickly wanna make sure you understand I respect the fact you took your time to make this article. However, I have 3 points I disagree on:

    1) Porn isn’t bad. It’s not that good either, but saying it’s bad is wrong. I know tons of ppl (gonna bring it up in point 2)) who watch porn, and tons of people who don’t. There’s absolutely no difference between those people, and I myself am dating a very nice girl since about a year, and I have had absolutely no problems, nor have I gone further than Base 1 yet, out of multiple reasons.

    2) It’s almost impossible to keep it out of your childs life. You see, School is a very “hardcore” place. I have been to private schools, ordinary schools in Germany (where I live at atm), very well known schools in Canada, and it’s the same everywhere. There’s no good groups and bad groups, all groups know about porn, and all watching to some degree. And there I have to agree on somebody elses point, blocking it is just gonna make him do it more (him because almost only boys watch it)

    3) You can’t block it. I wouldn’t say I am the smartest guy in my school (it’s 1800 ppl), however, I am good. I myself have a laptop, and at the time I watched it I had facial recognition and thumb print required for login, plus an 12 character password. My files and browser history were hidden in a password protected and zipped folder, and all search bars were limited to only searching up utility names and program names. I pretended I used google chrome as browser, which’s history was “clean”, and used Internet Explorer for “it”, which was hidden in my folder. Even the dumbest kid (no offense to those ppl :P) in my school would at least know how to press F11 to hide the tabs, and how to password protect his pc. And as a matter of a fact a lot of ppl watching porn on your computer could simply go into ignito (google chrome)/ or in private (i. explorer) mode to surf without leaving ANY history or cookie, and the search bar can easily be disabled, they’ll simply say “send password to E-mail”, open your E-mail, type in password, delete E-mail, and they’ll have access again.

    Trust me, just leave your kids, they’ll stop anyways, as soon as things get “real” (Which is between grade 8-10 in my experience, and real includes everything (for example, I know 2 girls alone in my class who have given bj’s, and one of them isn’t even a “slutty” type of girl))

    Once again, please don’t think I disrespect your opinion.

  23. Thank you so much! I recently found my 6 year old sister watching “it” suddenly a month ago so i will do this. Thanks for the tips as well. ^-^

  24. heattrace says:

    ok Lee im a a14 year old kid who whants to stop watching porn,now ive mi self being searching for tecnics to control miself but theyve only so far managed to control mi need for several days and i watch it for so small time that it wontt ake even a minute to please me and calm miself down
    But i whant to give it up completely to stop it at once mi parents raised me better than this and i whant to end it do yuo know any way a 14 year old like me can end it?

  25. I do expect my 14 year old son to search or watch pornographic material and although I could very easily ‘police’ this (router blocks, firewall blocks etc) I have chosen not to. However, as a father, my concerns are that porn does not depict a ‘healthy and loving relationship’ so the best thing you can do is sit down and have a one to one with your child and explain that these movies are just like most others…..fictional. I wouldn’t want my son to think that women can be used and abused and tossed to the side as very often they are in porn so I have sat him down and given him my point of view on the matter.

    I think as long as you show respect for your childs curiosity and treat them like adults then it’s just a phase they will pass through. Kids are naturally inquisitive and I was a young lad once…..just show them that you are aware and that you understand.

    • I think thats good advice – at the end of the day kids will find a way to watch porn if they really want to so managing their reaction to it is the wise way forward.

      • I was never here says:

        I am a 13 year old guy, and what I have to say in response to you not taking protective mesures is this: you are a very smart man, we kids are not morons, we know how to bypass even the most secure fire wall or security and replace it as it was, but not allways safely, I know a kid about my age who has. Caused over twenty viruses in his computer by doing this. I, like many other kids reading this am here to learn how to be more sneaky, I am also searching for a way to control my lust, the ease we can accses the Internet makes it much to easy. My suggestion to some kid reading this who has not seen porn is this: if you are going to search, keep it simple and infrequent.
        Porn is not good or bad, it is something we find and then grow out of, maybe.
        I have read many people who say porn is damaging to our minds, I have to say that the hardcore sex videos are, but the smart kids now that and avoid it, we also know what is real and what is not.

        • “Porn is not good or bad”

          I have to agree with that – its not the material, its the person watching it and how they deal with it. Sure, I wouldn’t be happy if my youngest children watched it but I’d be naive to think my eldest doesn’t. I’m also sure that if I made it a taboo subject and a big deal then he’d do it all the more and in ways I would never discover!

  26. Message from 13 year old boy: Parents, calm down. All this crazy site blocking will only make your kid want to watch it more. Face it, kids are smart, resourceful, and determined. I bet you that your kid helps you with your computer problems nearly once a day. As long as your kid knows to respect him/herself and people of the other sex, and watching porn of his own free will mind you, no harm no foul. Look at it this way, would you rather your kids watching a video of some random people having sex, or your kids going out and having sex with random people? Trust your kids, you’ve raised them well.

    • “All this crazy site blocking will only make your kid want to watch it more.”

      Well said – telling someone they can’t do something only makes it seem far more interesting to them. Also, all the security advice in the world is no substitute for good old-fashioned quality parenting.

    • anonymous says:

      I’m a kid and i just want to say i agree 100%. I found out that my parents knew i was watching porn and block the sites , which made me want to watch it even more . So therefor i hack the program they used to block the site . When they saw that no matter what they do i still had access to it they gave up . When i saw that they gave up i did not felt the need to watch it anymore and i stop watching it for over two years .

  27. OPENDNS solve your problem…

  28. Do you think all of these petty little programs will stop people from watching porn. Yeah right. Do you know how much smarter kids are with computer than adults? It’s like comparing the best swimmer of your neighborhood to an Olympic swimmer. And you said it, once a kid sees porn there might be a small chance that they will want to find out what it is and go look for more. But once you BLOCK it. Hah! You’ve pulled the trigger. Because in the mind of the kid: “grr, my parents won’t let me have anything good and since they blocked this it must be good!” In the adults mind: “Now since I have blocked it my child will understand that it must be bad for him/her.”

    Corrupt a child’s mind? We live in the 21st century people. We have something called “Television”. How does it corrupt a childs mind? Look two things will happen.
    1. The child won’t understand it.
    a. If they are young(Below 9) they will probably ask their parents.
    b. If they are older(+10) they will either look it up online or ask friends.

    2. The child will enjoy it and understand it. But there is that stage. You know, eeewww girls/boys cooties. So thats an exception.

    The adults of the current age are old fashioned. They still have their old beliefs and understandings. The modern world is different. And adults are blissfully unaware of what is going on. I cannot begin to tell you how easy it is for children to outsmart/overpower parents. Parents are neither smart enough nor strong enough to control and educate children of the modern age.
    Also coming from a 13 year old who has experience with this and has read more than you can possible imagine.

    Pornography is not evil. Parents need to remember that when they are chastising us. Not only when they are watching porn.

    Kids today want to be more grown up. Which means that they are much more intelligent, tricky, and sexual than any other generation.

    But you probably didn’t the whole thing. All you are thinking is “Omagosh this child has been corrupted by Satan and pornography, we better put some crap on his computer that won’t do anything.”

    • Arthur Ullrich says:

      I am your age, and i used to believe the xact same things as you. However, you underestimate your parents, just as they underestimate you. Your parents thonk wrongfully that youre a snotnosed brat beneath any intellectuall conversation, you havent had the education necessary to be as knowledgeable as them. However, i used tp believe that i was the only one who could use a computer, and when i started to really get good (i make software for my phone) my dad actually started to notice my talent and he showed me all he could do. And holy f*cking sh*t that was alot. Loads of servers and stuff for basically remote controlling our house. You can pass through your firewall? Google taught you that? You can overpower your parents? Your dad is physically stronger than you, and both your parents are mentally stronger. As for porn, i started and finished with it about a year ago, at least frequently watched it then. I dont frequently watch it anymore, and now i prefer hentai as the scenes seem much more real. But its neither exciting nor corrupting, and i dont watch it for any fullfillment, only for physical pleasure. And anyways theres always ways your parents can block you off porn unless you have your own internet.

  29. Dear readers,

    I just went to this article out of curiosity. What happens, that i am a thirteen year old boy, that happens to know how to hack just about anything. I’ve competed in several hack-competitions, and once even became first.

    What i am trying to say with this, is that it is NOT bad to watch porn at all if you need to, however don’t overdo it. There need to be boundaries that you set to yourself. So don’t punish him, for something that you’d do if you had that chance.

    Sincerely,

    A thirteen year old from the Netherlands

    • Arthur Ullrich says:

      I really dont think anyone here know what hacking is. What language do you PROGRAM in, because you dont HACK programs, you can only REPROGRAM them. Hacking competition? Please.

  30. THANKYOU SO MUCH! My child has aperentley been watching porn for a long time without me knowing! The saddest thing is finding out these things as a parent! my child stoped right after i followed these steps thankyou so much! My child is happier and better behaved now, once again thankyou so so very much!!! :)

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