My son started watching porn the other night. He's only 7 years old and I have no idea what to do.

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Rebecca - posted on 10/13/2014

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Ask him how he accessed it. My 12-year-old daughter, who is nearly 13 in 6 months, got into a bullying/swearing website by accident on her iPod

Kimberly - posted on 10/13/2014

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As other parents have stated on this post, it is imperative to monitor what he is viewing on television. If he has his own television in his room, most cable providers or televisions have password access. You can lock the television to block inappropriate viewing. As for the computer this is possible as well. Since he has already lost a bit of childhood by seeing inappropriate content it is time to have a serious talk with him about what he saw and get his feelings on what he viewed as well. Share with him what is appropriate and what is not. I would also mention it to his pediatrician to get some professional advice as well.

Gena - posted on 10/12/2014

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Oh Dove,you would love my neighbor hood one neighbor just bought their 6yr old a new iphone because she started school..she came and asked for my number because she has whatsapp. C.R.A.Z.Y!

Ev - posted on 10/11/2014

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I have to agree. If it was on accident that was one thing but this poster has not said it was or if her child has been watching it off and on or a lot. The point is you are the parent as the others have said and you need to take control now before it gets out of hand. If I ever found out my 7 year old had seen it, the roof would fly off the house. I would be wanting to know who allowed my kid to see it. You do need to talk to him about what is good for him to watch at his age and what is not and why on a level he can understand and for his age. Too much information might trigger questions you are not ready to answer as yet. All kids are curious that is a given but if this child has been watching it unattended and its been allowed, something is wrong in the picture.

Dove - posted on 10/11/2014

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Yeah... a 7 year old w/ an iPhone? Don't even get me started on that one.. lol

Gena - posted on 10/10/2014

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Maybe he saw it on his iphone because a school friend sent it to him via whatsapp or he uses internet on there.

Dove - posted on 10/10/2014

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How does a 7 year old have any unsupervised computer or TV access in the first place? Start w/ that. My son is 6 and chances are if he accidentally came across porn... it would creep and freak him out... So maybe a talk about how what he saw was inappropriate and then apologize to him for allowing him to be alone enough to get to that crap.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/10/2014

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Start by being a parent. Things like MONITOR what your kid is viewing, and STOP the inappropriate content before it gets started.

Your cable box has parental control features, as does your computer. USE THEM. If someone is bringing trash into the house in the form of nude magazines, TELL THEM TO STOP, OR THROW THE MATERIAL OUT.

Find out where he got access, WHY he was given access, and explain to him about age appropriate viewing, and subject matter.

Brittany - posted on 10/10/2014

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Have you talked to him at all? Do you have any filters or anything on your computer that can help protect against that kind of stuff? There is some excellent software out there like Net Nanny that has great parental controls to help monitor and blocks things like this. Have you started talking about this kind of stuff and explaining any of it?

Michelle - posted on 10/10/2014

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What are you doing to limit his internet access? If it's DVD's he's watched, then lock yours away so he doesn't find them.
How did you even find out about it?
This is a very suspect post and I'm thinking troll.

Ariana - posted on 10/09/2014

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How did he get access to it? I know I snuck at night to watch some porn when I was like 8, I would simply make it so he can't have access to it and talk to him about it.

Don't get him in trouble he's probably curious, you can ask him how he came across it (or whatever) but I know I watched it by accident the first time something like that probably happened.

I would talk to him about it without being blamey or saying sex is bad but just that those types of things are adult things and it's inappropriate for him to watch it. Tell him the things you want him to know.

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