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Exposure to Porn Linked to Risky Behavior Among Kids

by Kathy Jones on May 24, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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 Exposure to Porn Linked to Risky Behavior Among Kids

A new report released by the Children's Commissioner in England has found a clear link between 'risky behavior' among children and their exposure to extreme images, such as pornography, at a young age.

The report reveals that children who regularly viewed pornography at a young age were more likely to indulge in underage sex and sexting, have a 'casual and hedonistic' attitude and experiment in alcohol drinks and drugs.


The report also added that boys were more likely to be exposed early to pornography compared to girls. The report is based on studies conducted by researchers at universities of Middlesex, Bedfordshire, Canterbury Christ Church and Kent.

"For years we have applied age restrictions to films at the cinema, but now we are permitting access to far more troubling imagery via the internet. We do not fully understand the implications of this. It is a risky experiment to allow a generation of young people to be raised on a diet of pornography", the Children's Commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson said.



Source: Medindia

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