My 8 year old son is looking at inappropriate images. How to confront him?

Dana - posted on 03/05/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 8 year old son cut out a picture of scandidly dressed woman out of a skateboard magazine and I found it beside his bed. I feel that he should not be looking at these pictures, but also don't want to make a big deal that he has feelings. How do I confront him?

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Dana - posted on 03/05/2012

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Thank you for your advice. For the time being we will drop the subject and monitor his behavior in weeks to come.hopefully, we will have a bit more time until the growing pains continue.

Louise - posted on 03/05/2012

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He is at the age of learning about the other sex and will have many questions. If the pictures are of women fully clothed and not showing to much then let it go. Just tell him you know about the book and that will be enough to feel embarassed end of subject.



If it is soft porn then you need to step in and find out where he got the magazine and that you do not like it and that he is to young. You need to confront him on this and make it clear that you find the pictures degrading. It is your call how serious these pictures are! He is going to come across sexual pictures in every day life for example pop videos it is a subject that we all have to approach. You just have to make your mind up what you will allow and need to intervene. Just tread carefully a young boy like this is learning about life and you do not want to taint him with prim and proper thoughts or expose him to inappropriate images, it is a fine line!

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