Experts say that the internet is sexualising kids too soon. The internet makes it easier for children to engage with pornography, both by choice and inadvertently. Parents are being forced to have the ‘birds and bees’ chat with their children at a much younger age as kids are bombarded with sexual content online.
With the rise of apps such as Snapchat, sexting on mobile phones and online porn, many parents are alarmed about protecting the innocence of their children. They are now having to tackle these difficult topics with kids as young as eight. From a young age, parents should be continuously educating their children on sex and sexuality with age appropriate information and monitoring their responses.
Together, parents and schools have a crucial role to play in minimising the negative effects of online pornography on adolescents.