Be it intentional or accidental, we as parents would never want our child to view pornography. It is far more than just an “it is wrong” feeling. Many of such sites are actually targeting kids. And statistics have shown that it is succeeding.
In a span of 20 years, researchers have discovered a large scale of usage among tweens and teens in the U.S. as well as other countries. Very often the initial exposures are accidental and unintentional but the curiosity will eventually lead them into wanting more. Don’t be misunderstood that your kids intentionally type the word “porn” on Google, most of them who are addicted were initially exposed through a friend, lingerie and swimwear ads, sexting, chat rooms, fantasy novels or accidental online click. The draw and temptations will then proceeds to become more powerful which is the reason why they secretly seek out those images and experiences.
Here are some statistics that cause parents to be worried about their child.
- Children 12 to 17 years of age are mainly the largest group of internet porn users.
- 90% of boys and 70% of girls younger than 18 years admit to having seen pornography at least once.
- 32% of teens admit to intentionally seeking out pornographic content online.
- 64% of people aged 13 -24 view pornography at least weekly.
- 49% of young people first viewed pornography before age 13.
This is an issue not only faced by one country but across the globe. Therefore, as parents, we should teach our kids about this issue and also have conversations with them throughout their growing period and also set boundaries. Not only that it is also important to put up filtering software such as NetNanny to help you through this digital era.
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