- Limit your child’s technology use
Increased access to technology at a young age directly correlates with the young ages children are being exposed to porn. Limiting access will limit the chances your child accidentally becomes exposed.
- Use Internet Monitoring Software
These days, it is almost impossible to personally monitor everything your child sees on the internet. Through installing software that can block and filter content, you are not only preventing possible exposure, but setting precedent for proper internet use. Make sure the software you use does more than just send reports, but actually actively blocks content.
- Set strict parental controls on devices
There are many things you can do directly on your child's device to keep them from having unlimited access to the internet. Be sure to take advantage of these features as it can also initiate conversation with your child about why you are setting restrictions.
- Talk to your children about porn and sex
With their innocent little eyes, often times children simply do not know what they are viewing. Older children may feel ashamed and would rather hide what they saw. By initiating a conversation with your kids, you are letting them know that they can openly talk with you about what they see on screens. This will allow you to be the one that shapes their perspective on porn and what healthy sexuality looks like.