What Should I Do When I See Pornography?
The Church has provided this video to assist parents in teaching children what pornography is, why it's harmful, and three simple action steps children can take when they see pornography, which are:
- Call it what it is.
- Turn it off or turn away.
- Talk to a parent or trusted adult.
Most youth and adults ensnared in pornography report that they first encountered it before age 12. As a parent or trusted adult, you can help prepare your children so they know what to do when they see pornography. If children have encountered pornography and then gone back to look at more, you can use the principles in the video to encourage your children to get help right away. As parents, you can also help your children feel reassured that God loves them, that you love them, and that you will help.
We encourage parents to view this video and use it when teaching their children about these subjects.
Learn more about how you can approach this subject with your family:
- Family Home Evening Lesson: What Should I Do If I See Pornography?
- Family Conversations: Mormon Channel
Special appreciation to Kristen A. Jenson and Dr. Gail Poyner, authors of Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids ©, for their assistance in the development of some of the concepts found in "What Should I Do When I See Pornography?"