Mum Jailed In SA After Filming Her 11 Y.O. Son Smoking A Bong

Look, probably don’t do this. I’m not here to tell you how to live your life or how to be a parent, but it is my sincere recommendation that you don’t encourage your 11-year-old son to smoke a bong that you prepared, then subsequently film it. It’s not a good look.

As the Advertiser is reporting, a woman from Whyalla, SA is facing a minimum 9 months in jail after being given a two-years-and-one-month jail sentence with a nine-month non-parole period for supplying a controlled substance to a minor on two dates, April 17 and May 10 of last year.

According to District Court Judge Geraldine Davison, the 29-year-old filmed the two incidents herself, but a third party had “stolen” them and put them online without her knowledge.

The court heard that making the son smoke the bong was an attempt to put him off weed, a characterisation that the judge rejected:

You said that you received information (your son) was smoking cannabis and you committed this offence in a misguided attempt to put him off that. I find that submission difficult to accept given the content of the video.

It shows very little insight in relation to the dangers of smoking cannabis for you and your son and the dangers of exposing children to such substances at such a young age.

You have written a letter to me … I find it difficult to accept that you thought cannabis was, as you (wrote), ‘a harmless, natural and safe alternative to prescription medication’.

The identity of the woman and the child have been suppressed, for obvious reasons, but you can see a clip of a blurred-out child smoking a blurred-out bong from 9 News below.