Tuesday 12 November 2013


Father writes open letter to 13-year-old son after he finds porn on his computer
It's a question any parent would dread having to answer: What do you do if you discover your child's been looking at porn?
For one dad, penning his 13-year-old son a letter about how proud he was of him - as well as giving him a few tips for virus-free porn sites - and then posting it on the internet seemed the best solution.
The unidentified father uploaded a letter to Reddit he claimed he had written to his son and asked web users if he had approached the situation in the best way - to mixed reviews.
He explained that he had been inspecting his teenage son's computer to find the source of a virus when he unearthed 'tons of porn' - and decided to write the boy a letter to warn him of its dangers.


This letter was uploaded to Reddit by a father claiming to have found porn on his son's computer.
'I want to start out by saying that I love ya and I'm not trying to embarrass you. Before you do anything else click the star in the upper right hand corner of internet explorer which is already pulled up and then click back on the icon to the right of the Skype symbol in your toolbar to pull this page back up. That history is the reason that you got that scam ware and all the other crap on your computer.
'I want to tell you that it's OK. Listen, I was 13 once too and it wasn't so long ago that I don't remember. I'm not mad or anything. It's life and I did it too. I just want you to know that most of those sites are places that can and will ruin your computer. You were actually lucky that it only did what it did. There are viruses and other scam ware that can completely ruin a computer and I can't afford to buy you another 1800 dollar machine because you went to a site that fried it.

'There are sites that are completely safe and you can go on them and not have your computer turned into a piece of junk. You can go to these sites and not screw up your computer. Don't click on any links taking you to other sites and please only go to these. Ninty percent of porn sites have crap that can brick a computer. [Lists four porn sites]

'Listen, I won't tell your mom and I'm not gonna make a big deal out of this. In fact I'm not gonna make any size deal out of it. If you don't wanna talk about it that's fine and I completely understand. I've been on this earth three times as long as you and there's nothing you have done or will do that I haven't done before. If you want to completely ignore this ever happened then I can and will do that too.

'Please don't act awkward around me because of this. You have nothing to be embarrassed about. I just can't have an 1800 dollar machine turned into a brick because you haven't learned where to go on the internet. I'm not going to put a child lock on your computer or punish you in any way because as I said you did nothing wrong. I would like you to not be back here so much though. You literally spend all of your time back here. I'd like to see you more often. I like doing stuff with you and miss it.
'I love you and I couldn't be more proud of you.'

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