Let’s talk about porn – in 45 seconds!

In under 1 minute, what can you say to your child aged 12+ about porn?

 

Here Outspoken director Leah Jewett covers curiosity, unrealistic expectations, how it can feel addictive to click on image after image, the fact that porn is staged and heavily edited and doesn’t show consent or intimacy or how things can be awkward, messy, tender or funny – plus how Billie Eilish regrets watching it so young – all in under 1 minute!
 

It can’t be easy coming across porn as a child and seeing disturbing things you can’t unsee. In talking with younger children we advise saying: “If you see pictures or videos of people touching each other with no clothes on, it can make you feel strange. So close your eyes – and close the device – and come and talk to me. You won’t be in any trouble…”​

Remember: every child is different. Adjust these suggestions for the age and stage of your child. Children with special educational needs and disabilities, looked-after children and children who have experienced abuse may all need different support.

 

If you’re in doubt about your child’s emotional, physical or psychological development, please seek the advice of a professional