Requests to share nudes? It happens younger than you think.
If you’ve read Thorn’s latest research report, then you know that kids are navigating online grooming and receiving requests for nudes often at far younger ages than many people think.
But despite a majority of parents thinking they should talk with their children about sharing nudes before the age of 13, only 1 in 5 parents have done so.
To compound the issue, kids often face shame and blame as they recover from negative digital experiences. This can exacerbate the harm they experience and further isolate kids who are in trouble.
So where does that leave kids and their parents? How can parents gain confidence to have these difficult conversations early and often with their children?
Enter Thorn for Parents – a digital resource hub designed to help parents have earlier, more frequent, and judgment-free conversations with kids about digital safety.
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THORN FOR PARENTS
BE YOUR KID’S SAFETY NET
Kids today face a very different set of challenges. There’s a whole new landscape where a child’s relationship with technology and normal sexual development overlap, with a whole new set of experiences online. And they need your help to navigate it safely.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
Whether this is your first time talking to your child or you’ve broached a topic before, here are some areas to learn more about and guide conversations.
SEXTING & NUDES
When and how to have conversations about consent and the risks of sharing nudes.
DEVICE ACCESS & MONITORING
What access your child likely has, and things to consider when it comes to monitoring their behavior.
ALL ABOUT THE PLATFORMS
A guide to the places kids interact online — usage, risks, and privacy across the digital landscape.