Mom Calls Cops on 15-Year-Old Son for Watching Naughty Movies

television and remoteWhat would you do if you walked into your home, turned on your television, and found some X-rated films? Immediately call the cops on your 15-year-old son for watching porn, maybe? Well, that's exactly what one South Carolina mother did when she returned home to find sex scenes on the living room television. Her teenage son was in his room at the time, but Chavonda Gallman immediately ushered her 2-year-old daughter and real estate client out of the house and called 911.

According to a report, the teen "has been having behavioral issues," and mom wanted to document his "behavior" and the fact that her 2-year-old had been exposed to porn when the TV was switched on.

Well, there's a reaction for you.

Listen, mom. The kid won't have hairy palms. He won't go blind. And his willy won't fall off just because he's been having a little fun with some X-rated films.

And as for the 2-year-old? She likely has no idea what's going on. Except for the quick visit by the boys in blue. That was probably a highlight for her!

Here's the deal, parents: porn is everywhere. Even research says so. Whether it's online or pay-per-view, it's readily available for adults, even teenagers who are crafty enough to bypass those parental controls (sorry, but we all know those are a joke). And whether you want to believe it or not, 93 percent of boys say they've watched porn before the age of 18 and most have watched it by 14. Are you really surprised?

They're teenagers who are going through puberty and starting to navigate their own sexuality! Hormones are real and they've taken over the brain. Plus, why do you think your son takes those 30-minute showers? He's not deep conditioning his hair ... just an FYI.

Yes, teens need rules. Don't let them roam free with no consequences or set guidelines. But realize that as you're trying your hardest to parent (sometimes multiple kids at once), they're just exploring who they are.

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So have "the talk." Teach them about responsible sexual behaviors (key word, right there), set down some rules about porn watching (not on the family TV where little sis could see!), but don't vilify them for doing what every kid does. That's not going to help them in the long run.

Sorry, it had to be said.

Have you had a conversation about porn with your teen? What are your rules?

 

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