nezumi wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:37 pm
Tessa K wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:48 pm
Blaming p.rn is a over-simplification, of course.
Definitely true but I bet p.rn doesn't help. The problem with blaming p.rn is that is takes the responsibility away from the parents who should be teaching healthy behaviour and, you know, supervising their kids. How exactly do you go about reversing a couple of decades-worth of declining parenting skills across a society? I wish I knew.
ETA: Actually I know it's more complicated than that and the parenting quality probably hasn't changed all that much it's just that the environment has changed. So do we try to change the environment back or do we work out new ways to prevent the toxic environment online from damaging kids?
Confronting pornsickness isn't going to happen any time soon.
Remember in the last place where we ended up discussing the MP who was watching p.rn at work? It then descended into a load of drivel about whether it is acceptable to view p.rn if one is
a) not using the work's wifi
b) noone sees you
c) you are doing it for 'relaxation' rather than anything sexual
d) you are w.nking in the privacy of your own toilet cubicle.
The above discussion was about grown men and whether it was an infringement of their rights to expect them to get through a whole working day without p.rn, the poor things. I have tutored numerous girls who have been harassed by boys accessing hardcore p.rn on their mobiles and shoving the screen in their face, ("Ha! What do you think about this!") and I've tutored boys who had conveniently left p.rn sites on the laptop so that I could see it when they logged in. Back when I was in primary schooI I had boys who thought it was hilarious to show me p.rn mags and shout, "DOES YOURS LOOK LIKE THAT YET?" but I suppose I should be grateful that it wasn't a video of a woman with a cock in every orifice, splattered in jizz.
Given that a bunch of grown adults couldn't bring themselves to say that it's probably best to ban p.rn from the workplace without descending into a load of fuckery ('Ooh, what is the definition of p.rn?' 'Ah, but would a picture of a nipple get someone fired?') I'd be amazed if any sensible suggestions are made regarding teenagers not engaging with w.nk fodder at school.
It's what happens when they try to apply IATBMCTT with their willies...