Skip to comments.‘The day my 11-year-old found violent porn on the web’
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 Afterward, Patch noticed her son becoming quiet and withdrawn, but he didnt respond to her repeated inquiries as to what was wrong.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.
Patchs 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 peoples views of what is normal or acceptable behavior, Claire Lilley, policy adviser at Britains 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.
“What difference does it make?” The poor kids are learning this stuff that’s being touted as normal from kindergarten on. /s off ... sorta
Fear not. The Gaystapo will ‘educate’ your son depravity being normal, using approved textbooks and practical experiments in the classroom.
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.
It is a shame this happened. The world has gone mad and evil. Young minds are so vulnerable. Prayers and love.
You saw playboy. I gather from this article what this boy saw was much much worse.
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.
Yes, I said as much, I think.
11 is where NYC schools now start pressuring them to have sex with their new mandated “sex positive” courses
Buy him his own; " .. on his internet-enabled phone."
Blame everyone else.
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.
Nothing new, just more accessable!!
65 years ago I saw porn when I was 10 but it was on 8mm movie film.
Just sad. So sad.
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?
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.
That’s exactly what I thought. An 11 year old does not think or talk like that.
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