How do I speak to a teen who has been viewing porn?

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How do I speak to a teen who has been viewing porn?

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Fight the New Drug’s Clay Olsen answers the question “How do I speak to a teen who has been viewing porn?”

Parents need to understand that their kids are growing up in a completely different world to the one they grew up in. Teens today are seeing sexualised messages on billboards, media that normalises sexual behaviour and pornography and they have access to it all 24/7 via the phone in their pockets.

The most important thing to remember is to stay calm about it where the first reaction can be to get angry or upset. Stay calm, don’t judge, respond with love and understanding. If they can do that then teenagers are much more likely to open up and share what they’re dealing with, while being prepared to continue the conversation. This is essential for the teen getting a healthy understanding of what sexuality looks like and what real love looks like.

Stay calm, don’t judge, love them.

Clay Olsen is fromĀ Fight the New Drug, an organisation that works with students in schools across the USA to educate them about porn and encourage them to take a stand.

By | 2016-10-14T11:11:24+00:00 May 27th, 2013|Parents, REDMinutes, REDMinutes Parents, Videos|0 Comments

About the Author:

Luke Gibbons
Luke Gibbons is a volunteer with Guilty Pleasure. Luke's struggle with pornography and sex chatting eventually led him to open up to two friends who supported him in seeking professional help and going to rehab, beginning his recovery journey. Luke knows first hand how avoiding this topic and keeping a struggle with porn in the dark can disrupt friendships and destroy someone's character, but he also knows the hope and restoration that comes withe a life free from porn. You can read more of Luke's story right here.

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