If there were a general rule for when to talk with kids about porn, it would universally be earlier than you think! We teach our children what they can talk with us about and what they can't. The absence of conversation is as powerful an informer as the presence of conversation. Love, affection, pleasure, respect, intimacy, adulthood, marriage, whatever context and purpose sex has for the parent, can be gently communicated to the child. Are private and home-schooled kids less at-risk for porn exposure? Even though it is coming from a place of love and concern, it is heard by the child as angry and disappointed. The next time the child accidentally stumbles on pornography, their parents are the last people they want to talk to.
And when they do talk about it, it is a reactive conversation, rather than a preparatory one.
Discussing the dangers of pornography with our kids: How young is too young?
They won't be taught the mechanics until seven. All it takes is one curious click on a link. Order by newest oldest recommendations. This conversation is the precursor to the porn talk. Discussing the dangers of pornography with our kids: Even though it is coming from a place of love and concern, it is heard by the child as angry and disappointed.