Money, religion and sex

What is your child watching online?

“Bad things come with good ones;” they say. As many professionals in most industries are feeling the pinch of the COVID-19 lockdown, the players in the porn industry are smiling to the bank. Ever since the pandemic began, spending on porn worldwide has nearly doubled.

As social distancing helps to stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2, it has offered convenient workplaces for webcams to stream their videos privately online. According to an online article by the Economist, the pornography industry has moved online and there is surge in live streaming of webcams. In France alone, a third of the 35,000 sex workers have now been recruited to various webcam production companies. The most unfortunate bit about pornography is that most online porn is free.

In April 2020 traffic on Pornhub, a giant website, for instance, was up by 22% compared with March. This poses a dangerous threat to parents who don’t monitor what their children are watching online. As the country goes through the 14 days lock-down extension, it is important for you as a parent to guide your child especially those with smartphones of what they should and shouldn’t watch online. You need to have time to educate your children for those aged 18+ years about sex education and how they should keep themselves well.

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