Write an essay on Parent's Address to Internet Pornography?
The Internet is an amazing tool that offers access to an everlasting supply of content across the entire range of human understanding. Unfortunately, this also consists of improper content that can be effortlessly available to impressionable, young children. Internet pornography is a worrisome problem for the parent nowadays. Recently the Supreme Court ordered that "virtual child pornography" should not outlaw because no harm was committed on a real child (Ferraro, Casey and McGrath). Here, virtual means that the children’s images employed in sexual acts are not real pictures of existing children, but produced electronically. It has never been considered that if the pornography has any sarcastic effect on society, whether it induces probable molesters to proceed on their desires and, thus, become a greater threat to children. So, it is necessary for the parents to have supervision over children’s surfing over internet. Men purchase 95% of the pornography manufactured; online pornography only creates over $1-2 billion per annum; 100,000 pornographic sites are there are in the United States and about 400,000 in the world (Nathan).
How parents can address the internet pornography
Parental duty prolongs by vigilant regulation of the internet (Brahams). The computer should be kept in a public area in the home such as the common family room. Computers in a child's room must have no access to the internet at all. Keeping computers in the open decreases inappropriate activity. This eradicates the privacy factor. Children must not be permitted online when parents are outside. Internet regulation with worthless surfing should be prohibited. Parents should supervise all internet surfing mainly with the younger kids by using internet filters that denied certain keywords. Controlling or restricting the child in this case generally backfires. If children are young and are immature, they can be controlled. One efficient method to educate children about safety on the internet is to have usual conversations about the appropriate uses of online resources. This should consist of inappropriate activity and sites. Parents should not give lectures to the child, but have an open talk with questions as well as answers from both sides. Knowledge is empowering as well as permitting the child to improve an understanding of the suitable ways to use the Internet which is fairly effective. Parents can also talk to their children regarding the use of the internet safely as well as they should not block the computer or internet sites, it makes the child think that they can be trusted by their parents, however, also its better that child look at a few porn sites on the internet at home than searching it at other places (Nelson). Once children are mature enough parents must talk about watching porn online.
Viewing pornography from early teenage can easily build up into a habit as well as have serious religious consequences. It is common for teenagers to look at pornography. Their curiosity as well as interest search for something further about sexuality, moreover, it helps them to protect those urges. Parents should supervise their children when they are not mature enough to watch porn, and once they grown-up to understand all these things, parents should talk to them as well as give some liability to access internet freely.
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Ferraro, Monique Mattei, Eoghan Casey, and Michael McGrath. Investigating Child Exploitation And Pornography. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic Press, 2005. Print.
Nathan, Debbie. Pornography. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2007. Print.
Nelson, David Erik. Online Pornography. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Print.