Once you have discussed the stories from Inadevertent Exposure Part 1, you can talk with your children about what it means to “get out immediately.” What would that look like in the various scenarios they may encounter? Be sure to include
telling a parent, or other adult immediately. (If a parent isn’t available, I like to encourage telling whatever adult is immediately available, and then tell a parent as soon as you can. That way you emphasize the importance of them coming to you so you can help them process the situation.) Have they already had a situation where they “got out immediately?” If so, have lots of positive reinforcement ready.
Another important follow up can be a discussion of what happens if they have been in a situation where they did not “get out immediately.” Does that make them a bad person? No, it means they made a bad choice. Part of building good character is to fix bad choices. While you can’t go back and redo the moment, you can think about what went wrong, and what you can choose to do differently next time. What safeguards can help you? What role-playing can parents and children practice to begin to ingrain automatic healthy responses to inadvertent exposure.
I heard one example of “getting out immediately” where the person turns off the computer immediately, using the surge protector so it is a one-movement exit. Closing the entire internet browser is also an option. (Sometimes if only the one page is closed, pornographic pop-ups can repeatedly flash up as you try and exit.) Your family may choose to practice just turning the screen off and immediatley notifiying an adult to handle the situation. TV can be turned off immediately, etc. Whatever your family chooses to do in each of the various situations you discuss, talk about it, and practice it, so that in the situation it is second nature.