When Your Child is Looking at Porn

When you find your child or teenager has been looking at porn, how should you talk to him or her about it? Download this step-by-step guide for Christian parents to help you teach your children about harms and false messages of pornography.

3 thoughts on “Girls Like Porn, Too: A Timely Message for Parents

  1. Dear Luke Gilkerson, I am grateful for what you wrote and I think is necessary and helpful.
    However, at the moment there is one thing that I would like to ask, something that bothers me: Does the girl in your photo have anything to do with the content of your article? Did she give you her written consent to publish her picture here and thus associate her with the idea of girls watching porn, that she is the girl in your story, although you do not explicitly say so?
    She is a real person, someone’s daughter, someone’s present or future wife/mother, etc.
    I went on the website to which you credit the photo and there is no link between your story and the person in the picture.
    Please change it, take it out! I am a father and my daughter is 18 and I cannot but think she could be my daughter.
    Not to mention the legal implications.
    Thank you.

    • I’ll look into the photo again, but last I saw, it was specifically posted by the owner as a “creative commons” photo, allowing anyone to copy, redistribute, and adapt the photo for any purpose, even commercial purposes. So as far as I know, the owner intends the photo to be used the way I’ve used it here.

      I agree: using photos of real people can be complicated. As you look around our website, you’ll see a lot of photos specifically posted on the Flickr Creative Commons. We assume, posting these photos, that the photo owners desire their photos to be shared and adapted by others, otherwise they would place some copyright restrictions on the photos (Flickr gives photo owners these capabilities).

      Of course, if the photo owner changes the licensing on the photo, we’ll be happy to take the picture down. We try to be very careful about the legal issues.

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