Coconut Generation

The Next Generation of Asian Indians

Kids & Porn Exposure February 6, 2007

Filed under: Youth — Sam George @ 4:55 am

According to a research report in Paedtric Journal called – ‘Taking on the Internet Porn Industry’,  kids are at greater risk of being exposed to online porn than ever before, giving parents a tougher time than ever in keeping their kids safe online. See also reports on NY Times, Bloomberg or Forbes.

According to the report:- The most frequent viewers of Internet porn are kids 12-17 years old.
– The average age at which children are first exposed to online pornography today is 11 years old.
– Certain Internet pornography producers imbed children’s words like Teletubbies and Pokemon as “meta-tags” to drive kids to their sites.
– Approximately 20 new children appear on pornography sites every month, many of them kidnapped and sold into sex.

Premature exposure to adult content to children can be destructive and addictive. What will this lead to? Earlier sexual experimentation, more promiscuous, depression, abnormal behaviors, addictions, crime etc.

Technology based solutions like filtering may help a little. But more important is parental involvent in guiding and monitoring the net usage of their children. Talking about harmful effects of lewd images on impressionable minds and how it could sabatage all relationships with people of opposite sex. Has pastors, youth leaders and parents broached these topics with your kids? If not, it is high time.

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