I have just finished “Good Pictures Bad Pictures. Porn proofing today’s young kids.” by Kristen Jenson.
I have to say, right off, the book is excellent. It is not preachy, moralising or judgemental. In crisp, clear and concise prose it describes a conversation between a mother and, I would guess, her nine or ten year old son. Dad makes an appearance towards the end so it’s not just Mum on a solo run.
The author suggests a parent sits down with the book and talks it through with their child, chapter by chapter, going at their own pace. The style and clarity of the writing should make that very easy to do. There are two or three questions at the end of each chapter which will help embed the learnings of the previous pages.
It’s all about the science
What particularly impressed me about the book was the way it bases its explanations and advice on the science of adolescent brain development. Whatever your view about adults’ consumption of porn, you will be left in no doubt about why it is important to keep it away from kids.
Porn sites are not educational aids. They are purveyors of lies. Harmful lies.