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Help! My child is hooked on porn

One family fought against their son's habit of watching porn using a "no shaming" approach.

Cyber-wellness experts say pornography is easily accessible, with the prevalent use of digital devices. In 2016, a survey by Touch Cyber Wellness found that nine in 10 teenage boys in Singapore had watched or read sexually explicit material within th
Cyber-wellness experts say pornography is easily accessible, with the prevalent use of digital devices. In 2016, a survey by Touch Cyber Wellness found that nine in 10 teenage boys in Singapore had watched or read sexually explicit material within the past year. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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A school project was the unlikely start to one young man's discovery of pornography.

When Christopher was nine, he was working with friends at his school's computer lab when they chanced upon an image of a naked woman. He was curious to find out more, but it was not easy to do so.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 08, 2019, with the headline Help! My child is hooked on porn. Subscribe