Porn-Safety-Tipps from Daddy

Ein Redditor hat Viren und Scam vom Rechner seines 13jährigen Sohns entfernt und dabei in der Browser-History Porn-Sites gefunden. Wie jeder gute Vater hat er keine große Nummer draus gemacht, aber wegen der Viren musste er irgendwas dazu sagen. Also hinterließ er auf dem Rechner ein Word-Doc mit ein paar Tipps und Links zu sicheren Porno-Seiten wie xvideos.com (my choice, actually).

Mein Papa hat damals wohl auch mitbekommen, dass ich seine Videos gefunden hatte, ungefähr im selben Alter, und zwar weil ich die Tapes manchmal aus Zeitgründen (Oh shit! Eltern kommen!) nicht zurückspulen konnte. Ich wusste es, er wusste es, ich wusste, dass er es wusste, keiner hat was gesagt und alles war okay. Aber versaute VHS-Tapes im Toploader enthielten damals auch nur sehr wenig Malware.

A father is removing scamware from his 13-year-old son’s computer when he finds porn — lots of it – in the browser history. So the dad writes a note: “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.”

He explains that “there are sites that are completely safe and you can go on them and not have your computer turned into a piece of junk.” He even lists a handful of recommended destinations, including www.pornmd.com and www.xhamster.com. The dad goes on to say, “Listen, I won’t tell your mom and I’m not gonna make a big deal out of this. … If you want to completely ignore this ever happened then I can and will do that too.” He ends the letter with, “I love you and I couldn’t be more proud of you.”

This is the Cool Dad™ approach an anonymous Reddit poster says he took. Earlier this week, he wrote about the experience, and included his lengthy note to his son, and asked his fellow Redditors if he did the right thing. Then in came the comments — more than 6,000 of them to date. Before long, the post made the site’s front page; it currently has over 23,000 “up votes.” Reactions ranged from “much better than my parents” to “that has to be the worst possible reaction.”

Salon: Finding your kid’s porn – A dad’s letter to his smut-surfing son goes viral, raising the question of how to deal with a pubescent pornophile, Reddit: I found porn on my son’s internet broswer. Did I go about his correctly? (via Boing Boing)