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advice on how to proceed when nine year old sees porno on the

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advice on how to proceed when nine year old sees porno on the internet and expresses an interest
Hi there,
It sounds like your nine year old son saw pornography and said he is interested in watching them. Right?
It's not uncommon for boys of his age to show interest in it.
But, he shouldn't watch porn.
You may tell him that he CAN'T watch them because they are BAD for him and children.
Indeed, they are bad for children's brain development.
You shouldn't allow him to watch them at all.
You may need to give him "consequences" such as removal of privileges if he does behind your back.
Please let me know if you have more questions or I have overlooked any. Warm regards,
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The Child in question is a very inteligent ADHD girl presently on medication. My approach is to balance the porn education with proper sex education even though she is young, in my opinion, for such instruction. Please elaborate on your conclusion "... bad for a child's brain develpoment " as to effects. Additionally are there any books or other materials covering this subject you would recommend? Thank you for your continued cooperation in this matter. DMS JD
Hi there
Thank you for your reply.
I was offline all day due to other duties.
But, I"ll be back with my answer later today.
Could you wait by then?
Hi there,
Thank you for waiting.
Okay. Actually, this child is a 9 year old girl.
I think it's harmful for nine year olds to watch porn.
Human brain develops and matures until age 20-25.
Porn content and visual images are too powerful to process for nine year old's brain.
If she has ADHD, she must have impulse control issues. Then, she shouldn't be exposed to such materials
not to reinforce sexual behavior and overstimulate her.
It's fine you provide sexual education to her.
But, porn is not necessary to watch when you explain about sex, love etc...
Please let me know if you need more information or clarification.
Best regards,