Book Review: A book for tweens that talks about the risks associated with watching online pornography, and what to do if they find it or are already watching it.
A short overview of this book
Hamish and the Secret Shadow by Liz Walker and Don Truss is a book for tweens about online pornography.
This book is a little different, as it isn’t a book that is just filled with facts. It is a fiction book, which means that it uses a story to educate kids about the risks associated with watching online pornography.
So the book talks about what it can feel like when you see sexually explicit imagery, why kids shouldn’t be watching it, what to do if you find it , and what to do if you are already viewing it.
What I like about this book is that there is no blame placed on the child. Plus there are questions at the end of the book, that can be used to reflect on what has been learnt.
All in all, it is a book that parents can use to start meaningful conversations with their tween about internet porn.
You can learn more in this article, about how to talk to kids about pornography.
What’s the ideal age for this book?
Hamish and the Secret Shadow by Liz Walker and Don Truss is ideal for children between the ages of 10 – 13 years of age.
Have a look through the book