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My son dies a little inside when I start talking about sex. But teens need to know pornography isn’t reality

Bill Linnane


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If you have the internet, your teen will more than likely be exposed to adult content. Picture posed

If you have the internet, your teen will more than likely be exposed to adult content. Picture posed

If you have the internet, your teen will more than likely be exposed to adult content. Picture posed

It is a rare occasion that I yearn for my school days. Perhaps after an especially tough night, I will recoil in horror at the hideous walnut that greets me in the bathroom mirror, and idly think, ‘Oh, to be young again’. Generally I think, ‘Well thank god that’s over.’

However, reading the headlines last week did give me a moment’s pause and make me ponder my endless forward trajectory, because apparently they are going to be teaching pornography in schools. A bold progressive move, I thought to myself, as I wondered if they were going to start with the classical works of Jon Holmes before moving on to the modern-day Emily Dickinson of OnlyFans. Then I read the rest of the story and realised that actually they are not planning on teaching the kids pornography, they are considering teaching them about pornography, which is an entirely different thing.


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