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What to do if your teenager is watching pornography

Published 08/02/2012 | 06:00

1 Have a united approach as parents. Lead by example.

2 Have a calm chat at a later stage (not in the heat of the moment).

3 Explain that it is normal to be curious about sex.

4 Identify women as people rather than sexual objects.

5 Explore links between porn and criminal activity.

6 Explain sexuality in the context of a loving relationship.

7 Explain the damage that viewing pornography can cause.

8 Establish firm boundaries in relation to internet use.

9 Be ready to experience and face up to periods of conflict.

10 Urge them to develop other healthy hobbies.

Irish Independent

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