Hi. I am a parent of a 18 year old autistic boy and I need some help. He is developmentally about 13 years old.
He has had access to the Internet and I have found in the search history pages relating to wegies and porn. I have had the discussion with him about sex and pornography but he keeps going back to the wegies videos and the search is starting to go towards girls rather than women.
How do I get him to stop? Where can I get help?
I'm not very tech clever but willing to learn, if someone can point me in the right direction.
I am also looking for maybe a counselling service or help group who can give me some advice on how to deal with allowing him Internet access in a safe and responsible way.
Hoping for some guidance and advice.
I don't see that you can give someone with a developmental age of 13 access to the internet by himself in a safe and responsible way. You wouldn't let him go hitchhiking or backpacking, right?
In our society many people don't properly mature until their 20s these days.
The only long term option is to actually sit with him whilst he uses the internet. Move the PC into the main family room, and use a block of some kind to prevent access when you are unable to supervise.
Videos about wedgies are presumably because he is being bullied, or has been threatened with an atomic wedgie because he has been identified by his peers as different.
I support this answer, since it is extremely perspicacious... I would not have connected "wedgies" with trying to find out more about Bullying, because the person is Male, and then goes on to look at Girls/Women, connected with Porn, which is a different direction.
To NAS38635... I would have suggested the supervision, though. And the restricting - AGE RESTRICTION - it is called, to certain sites, and if you are in charge of the Internet, there should be settings to restrict the age rating to below 18 which might eliminate access to a lot of Pornography.
Sorry I cannot help more than that, I sort of have a similar problem, but the Internet I use is not my own...