Did you know that 80% of kids aged between 14 and 16 access porn?

The internet is a wonderful source of information and has served to educate many of us, both young and old. But, unfortunately, it is also a free and easy method for our children to access inappropriate sexually explicit material at a very young age.

Whenever I read a comment or story from women who have young children and are struggling with the decision to stay or leave their porn addicted spouses, the first thought that comes to my mind is ‘What about the children’?

Many women stay in relationships with Sex Addicts in order to maintain the stability of the home. Unfortunately, if they are living with a Sex Addict who accesses porn on the computer, these children are highly at risk for permanent emotional damage.

Most children are much more computer savvy than their parents and will regularly (and innocently) experiment with settings and searches on the computer that you or I might never think of. Just think about it, if you discovered your spouse’s addiction by finding tracks on his computer or cell phone, don’t you think your children can find that same information?

I really didn’t mean to get on my soap box here, but I am genuinely concerned about children who live in homes where pornography is accessed on the computer. I feel that a firm boundary has to be immediately set, the computers scrubbed (this must be done by a computer techie or a computer service) and blocks with passwords known only to you put in place.

Teenage curiosity is one thing, but accidental exposure to hardcore porn at an early age can be emotionally devastating to a child.