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How do I tell my parents

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How do I tell my parents that I have seen ‘Adult’ content?

Answer

Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex.
 
Thank you for reaching out to us. You’re wondering how to tell your parents that you’ve seen adult content.
 
You’ve been very brave to seek support. Perhaps it would be helpful to choose a suitable time to talk to your parents in a comfortable setting where you won’t be disturbed. You could let them know that there’s something important you’d like to discuss in private, acknowledging that it may be a difficult conversation. When the moment feels right, express yourself openly.
 
There are some articles on our Childline website that you may find useful: www.childline.ie/what-to-do-if-you-see-upsetting-or-graphic-content-online/ and also www.childline.ie/being-safe-online/.
 
If you’d like to talk about how you’re feeling, you can always contact us here at Childline by clicking on the Live Chat button on this website or giving us a call at 1800 66 66 66. You can discuss anything you want, and we’re here to listen. We are open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. 
 
Remember, everything you share with Childline is confidential unless there’s a risk of harm to yourself or others.
 
Take care of yourself, and well done on wanting to let your parents know what you;ve seen,
Alex

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