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‘The day my 11-year-old found violent porn on the web’
lifesite ^ | Kirsten Andersen

Posted on 04/03/2013 8:56:41 PM PDT by Morgana

NOOSA, Australia, April 3, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – Another parent has gone public with a story of innocence ripped away from her preteen son after his friend pressured him to view violent pornography on his internet-enabled phone.

“Last week my son told me he had watched something horrible online,” wrote Lizi Patch on the Noosa News website. “Something sexual where the young women involved seemed coerced into an act that was brutal and disgusting, not just to an uninitiated 11-year-old, prone to anxiety, but to anyone with a shred of humanity.”

Patch said her son, struggling to fit in at his new secondary school, was pressured by a classmate into viewing the video because the classmate thought it was “funny.” Afterward, Patch noticed her son becoming quiet and withdrawn, but he didn’t respond to her repeated inquiries as to what was wrong.

Finally, one night, he broke down. “[W]e went into my bedroom and he told me everything,” Patch wrote. “He said he had been horrified watching a short video online but was unable to stop thinking about it. He told me he couldn't ‘unsee’ it, and how he felt his childhood was effectively over. He had not told me anything as he thought I'd be angry with him.”

Patch says she comforted her son as best she could, but both she and her son realize, “you can't go backwards.”

Patch said she was shocked by the violent nature of what her son had seen, and how easy it was to access it.

“I use the internet all the time,” she wrote. “I am very active on social media. I've seen porn – most of us have. But I recognise that this time the internet has crept up and slapped me right in the face.”

Added Patch, “when the mark of fitting in with your mates becomes watching a ‘funny’ video, which is essentially violent porn that changes your world in an instant, then I think we, as a society, need to reassess things.”

Patch’s son is hardly alone in having had his childhood stolen by internet pornography. At 11 years old, he is exactly at the age considered “average” for first time porn exposure.

A recent rape case in the U.K. highlighted the very real dangers of early exposure to porn when a 15-year old boy admitted that when he and a 14-year-old friend tied a 14-year-old girl to a chair, tortured her and raped her, they were re-enacting scenes he had witnessed in violent online pornography. The boy told the court he had viewed hours of violent porn every day for months leading up to the attack.

Another 13-year-old boy in Alberta, Canada pled guilty to repeatedly raping his 4-year-old foster brother. He said he got the idea from watching “gay porn” on the home computer.

A recent U.K. study reported that nearly 5,000 children in that country, some as young as five, committed sexual offenses between 2009 and 2012, inspired by graphic sexual imagery that is easy to find online.

“We know that technology and easy access to sexual material is warping young people’s views of what is ‘normal’ or acceptable behavior,” Claire Lilley, policy adviser at Britain’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), told the Telegraph.

Patrick Trueman, president of Morality in Media, told LifeSiteNews last month, “Child-on-child sex abuse and rape is a growing problem in every culture where pornography flourishes.”

“Children act out what they see. If they see acts of love and charity, they will mimic those,” Trueman said. “But when they see sexual violence, domination, rape, and other similar acts so commonly depicted in modern-day pornography, as today's children do, they will act out those, as well.”


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: child; children; moralabsolutes; porn; pornography

1 posted on 04/03/2013 8:56:41 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: GeronL; cherry

fyi


2 posted on 04/03/2013 8:57:02 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

“What difference does it make?” The poor kids are learning this stuff that’s being touted as normal from kindergarten on. /s off ... sorta


3 posted on 04/03/2013 9:01:02 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Morgana

Fear not. The Gaystapo will ‘educate’ your son depravity being normal, using approved textbooks and practical experiments in the classroom.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 9:01:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Morgana

When I was a kid, most of the boys I knew had seen some kind of porn by that age, but we’re talking about Playboy magazines that we stole from some father’s stash, or maybe found in a trash can. Maybe, on some rare occasion, we’d get our hands on something more explicit, like a Hustler, but even that was far from what these kids can access accidentally just playing around online.

But... just like this boy can never go back to before this incident happened, I fear that our society can’t put the porn genie back in the bottle. The Lord could accomplish it, surely, but we’ve turned so far from Him, we’ll need a renewal before mens’ hearts turn against this temptation.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 9:04:35 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Morgana

It is a shame this happened. The world has gone mad and evil. Young minds are so vulnerable. Prayers and love.


6 posted on 04/03/2013 9:05:56 PM PDT by District13 (Obama scares me)
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To: Boogieman

You saw playboy. I gather from this article what this boy saw was much much worse.


7 posted on 04/03/2013 9:06:00 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Viennacon

You’re right. Even if they don’t teach the explicitly violent stuff this kid saw, they’ve erased any moral boundary that might have existed in the childrens’ minds. That’s why these boys thought the video was “fun”, because they’ve been taught that whatever makes you feel good, is okay and you should do it.


8 posted on 04/03/2013 9:06:25 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Morgana

Yes, I said as much, I think.


9 posted on 04/03/2013 9:07:09 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Morgana

11 is where NYC schools now start pressuring them to have sex with their new mandated “sex positive” courses


10 posted on 04/03/2013 9:15:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

WHAT?


11 posted on 04/03/2013 9:18:28 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: GeronL
Allow me to rephrase that: KYLES MOM photo: kyle's mom Kyles_Mom.gif
12 posted on 04/03/2013 9:20:02 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/10/new_york_city_school_officials.html

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/2011/10/26/new-york-citys-shocking-recommended-sex-ed-curriculum


13 posted on 04/03/2013 9:24:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana
Step one;

Buy him his own; " .. on his internet-enabled phone."

Step two;

Blame everyone else.

14 posted on 04/03/2013 9:26:12 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

I am going to assume that since the article said he was “pressured by classmates” that he was not at home and it was not his computer.


15 posted on 04/03/2013 9:28:48 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Nothing new, just more accessable!!

65 years ago I saw porn when I was 10 but it was on 8mm movie film.


16 posted on 04/03/2013 9:31:23 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Morgana

Just sad. So sad.


17 posted on 04/03/2013 9:32:32 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Morgana

Why should an 11 year-old have an internet-enabled phone (or computer for that matter) without parental supervision?

While it absolutely disgusts me what is out there for eyes (young or old) to gaze at - where is the parental responsibility?


18 posted on 04/03/2013 9:44:48 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Boogieman

Same here, and while I don’t condone any of this, I also find it hard to believe that a kid would say that “his childhood was over” after seeing a porn video. I dunno, but that just sounds more like parental projection than how an 11 year old thinks.


19 posted on 04/03/2013 9:52:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

That’s exactly what I thought. An 11 year old does not think or talk like that.


20 posted on 04/03/2013 10:10:10 PM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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To: bigbob

Well, I’ve seen extremely disturbing stuff out there, so I can imagine some of it would provoke that response. Some of those videos are nothing more than simulated rape and torture.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 10:27:04 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GeronL

Yeah, tell a bunch of children to go have sex, but to “be responsible”. When was the last time 11 year olds were known to be responsible about anything? Might as well call them “STD positive” courses.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 10:29:57 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

bump


23 posted on 04/03/2013 10:51:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Boogieman

its close to the point where teachers will be ridiculing those kids who aren’t sleeping around


24 posted on 04/03/2013 10:51:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Boogieman
Our society preaches men as wimps, inept fathers and losers. With over 50% divorce rate and 60-70% of black families being single parent, mother only, there are fewer male role models, good, bad, or otherwise. Even among Christians, the pressures of our society have removed the knowledge of what a 'Godly' man looks like.

We are not too far gone yet, I believe. Thinking about the Cross and Resurrection, one could say that The Deciever had Jesus right where God wanted Him! Jesus stole victory out of the jaws of what The Adversary thought was His defeat!

There is a series of DVDs called The Quest for Authentic Manhood by Dr. Robert Lewis that have been shown to a lot of church men's groups. Much of what is in this series has been lost in our society. Below, are a couple of links associated with this.

http://www.mensfraternity.com/

http://authenticmanhood.com/

He is an 11:59:59 God!

25 posted on 04/03/2013 11:24:45 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Morgana

Heck, I’ve been looking for that stuff for 10-12yrs, and still can’t find it. LOL.


26 posted on 04/04/2013 3:24:44 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Morgana
Just kidding; pls disregard my post.


27 posted on 04/04/2013 4:02:28 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Boogieman
Responsible 11 year olds?

When was the last time I saw a responsible 30 year old ?

(I have an Adam/Eve/Jesus theory about THAT one)

28 posted on 04/04/2013 6:11:41 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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