I found it very interesting that two stories it the web about the same time, dealing with similar issues. One talked about the impact of pornography on children, the other talked about pornography grooming children for the sex industry…finally people are starting to put the pieces together!!
Lifesitenews.com reports A UK children’s help line charity says that an alarming number of children as young as 12 think watching pornography is just a normal part of life, though many of them have seen images that haunt them and some are worried about being addicted to porn.
A survey of about 700 youngsters by ChildLine, a service of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), found that 20 percent of 12 to 13-year-olds said they had seen upsetting or shocking pornography, about 12 percent in the same age group admitted to having participated in making a sexually explicit video, and one in ten said they fear they already have a porn addiction.
“We know from the young people who contact ChildLine that viewing porn is a part of everyday life, and our poll shows that one in five 12 to 13-year-olds thinks that watching porn is normal behaviour,” said Peter Liver, a director of ChildLine Services.
“Children of all ages today have easy access to a wide range of pornography,” Liver told the BBC. “If we as a society shy away from talking about this issue, we are failing the thousands of young people it is affecting.”
“Porn today is not your yesterday’s porn of Playboy, Hustler magazine — nothing like that,” said president Rosalind Prober of Beyond Borders during an interview on John Gormley Live on Wednesday.
“It involves a lot of degradation, a lot of violence, a lot of male-on-female pain, non-consensual type of activities, group activities,” she said, adding that exposure to porn is impacting children…..Prober said through their research they found that girls are being monitored fairly well online, but boys are not. She said that some experts at the symposium described male sexuality as being “hijacked” because boys are looking to porn to educate them about sex. But the message they are getting doesn’t have anything to do with relationships, love or intimacy.