Our expert says:
Firstly, there is the issue of how did you find this, and whether your son is aware that you go through his phone? This is often a tricky one for parents, trying to walk the line between respecting his privacy whilst keeping him safe. It is not unusual for adolescent boys t seek out pornography, but you need to consider your own views on this, as well as the legal fact that he is under 18.
It is important that he is not left feeling bad or that he is somehow dirty because of having sexual feelings. It is more about channeling these in a healthy way.
So you can either raise these issues in general, or you can take the direct approach, including telling him you looked at his phone. Its about taking into account what you feel he will react more positively to, and be able to hear your message. What is very important is that you are clear about what your message is going to be and why in terms of your own views and what you think is best for your son.
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