Sometimes adults and older children with a sexual interest in children intentionally expose children to adult and/or child pornography in order to stimulate the childs interest in sexual activity. Sometimes these people appear totally safe and may also develop relationships with a parent in order to obtain access to a child.
Pornography, depicting adults or children, is harmful for children to watch because:
- It stimulates a sexual interest that may not be appropriate for the age and stage and level of development of the child.
- It may influence and shape their sexual orientation and activity especially as they may lack other sexual experience and therefore have no other reference point for healthy and responsible sexual behaviour.
For more information, read through the flyer developed by Childline South Africa
Info on Pornography Flyer (Adults)