The child's view on online porn: 'The video was disgusting. I worried about telling mum'

 

It’s a hard choice. Do you try and make yourself look cool; to stand out to your mates? Or  do you just say no, and keep hold of that little bit of innocence that’s inside all of us? I made  the wrong choice.

It was a couple of weeks ago now; it was a school day and I was in geography. One of my friends came up to me and said ‘Hey, there’s this really funny video – you should go have a look at it’. So at the end of the day I went home. I took my phone upstairs to my room and easily searched up the video. I saw it and was disgusted.

I kept it all inside me and worried about whether to tell mum or not. But one day at bedtime, I asked if I could have  a chat. We went downstairs, where I told her all about the video and how upset I was about keeping it a secret from her.

She understood and comforted me and I had a good night’s sleep that night.

I mean, it’s bad enough that I watched it, but imagine if someone even younger, eight maybe, was to watch it?

It would be horrible. What I hate is that it’s so easy to get to that kind of stuff, and that other people have watched this video and been disgusted by it but no one has done anything about it.

I want people to think before they search.

Written by Lizi Patch’s  11-year-old son

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