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Firstly, all experts were promised by the Forum manager, that ALL forums would be closed from December 23rd to January 4th, and I am appalled to discover that they have sloppilly been left open, which will mean that many questions, perhaps urgent ones, will go unanswered.
These are complex and at times even controversial diagnoses, so it would be the absolute duty of the child psychiatrist who assessed and diagnosed your son, to have explained it to you in detail, and to have made sure you understood.
Its unusual for a kid of 8 to get into watching porn, but I consider it essential for every parent to ensure that NO child under later teen years has open access to the internet without suitablwe Net Nanny type controls installed and working, and without the parent persoanally and regularly ( and at un-predicatable intervals ) checking the computer records of sites visited.
If you don't know how to do that, don't allow your child internet access until you have learned how to be in charge of the situation.
Similarly, an iPad shopuld not be left lying around for a child to use for internet access, especially when one knws he is clever and motivated enough to use it in this way.
All of this is not a part of ASD or any similar diagnosis, and can be norma, or excessive - have this situatiopn re-assessed by the child psychiatrist, who can discuss this tactfully with the lad and help him understand. Its useful also in that the possibility that he might have been exposed to sexual advanaces from others, even adults, can be considered in the assessment.
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