Does anyone here have something like this?
This morning, I found that ds (age 12) had ben looking at some images we'd rather he not look at, given his age. Google images of naked women, nothing terrible, but still!! I understand his curiousity, it is natural to want to see what things are out there.
He was very good and admitted he had done this (I asked him if he'd been looking at the sites or had they appeared on our computer from another website pop-up (or, whatever, since I am not very tech-saavy!). I explained I wasn't angry (I wasn't), I just wanted to know how these websites came to be in our computer's "History". He said he'd looked at them because he was curious, as simple as that. He was honest about all of it, not trying to deny it or act as if he had no knowledge of it.
He is extremely embarrassed about this and promised never to do it again. I believe him. I also asked that he not delete the browsing history anymore and he agreed.
We have not been big on censoring his internet use, but maybe we need to begin. Though, I really don't think he'll do this again (especially with the browsing history being left "on").
But, to keep things easier for him until he is older, I think that maybe it would be better to "help" filter things that we would prefer he didn't see.
Any suggestions as to software or other computer tech things we could do?