Explain Pornography Similar to a Movie
Kids should understand that pornography is the same as movies. They are made up stories that aren't real. Real-life people don't always do what they saw, just like they don't always do what we see in movies.
You can also discuss pornography in the context of different genres of movies, such as scary films. Some adults like scary films, but lots of others don't. You can ask your child to explore why you don't let them watch scary movies, and then discuss this in the same context as pornography.
If you need extra help with your explanation, you can describe pornographic films as having actors. Actors are people who are playing a pretend role, and what we see isn't their real lives. If your child is scared of what they saw happening to the actors in the pornographic films, you can describe what was happening in the context of action movies. For example, just like action-packed movies where an actor might be hurt from an explosion in the movie, they haven't actually been hurt at all in real-life. The same thing can be said for what they may have seen in pornography. Again, remember to only share information with the child if they have asked for it or have questions about it. Be mindful not to give too many details to avoid raising thoughts in a child's mind that they didn't have previously.