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Children, Young Adults & Pornography: A ‘Smorgasbord’ of Harms


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Title: Children, Young Adults & Pornography: A ‘Smorgasbord’ of Harms
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Author: Robert Peters
Date: 01/01/2015

Robert Peters served as President of Morality in Media from 1992–2011 and as Assistant Director of MIM’s National Obscenity Law Center from 1987–1992. Mr. Peters is now President Emeritus of MIM. This is a compilation of research studies that show evidence of the vast harms to children and young adults associated with pornography use, specifically, […]

Impact of Exposure to Sexually Explicit and Exploitative Materials

Posted on February 18, 2015, in Children, Internet, Statistics

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Title: Impact of Exposure to Sexually Explicit and Exploitative Materials
Publication: National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
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Date: 12/01/2013

As electronic information sharing increases, parents must consider that their child may be exposed to sexually explicit and inappropriate content and the impact these materials may have on youth and adolescents. The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation encourages parents to have on-going dialogue with their children about materials they might encounter, explain possible consequences, as well as consistently monitor their children’s electronic activities. This […]

Impact of Media and Technology on Youth

Posted on February 18, 2015, in Children, Internet, Statistics

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Title: Impact of Media and Technology on Youth
Publication: National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
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Date: 12/01/2013

Media and technology are changing the world as we know it.  Our children are drawn to this new way of communicating, interacting and learning. The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation encourages parents to speak with their children openly about media and technology use and set appropriate limits and safeguards. This fact sheet provides data on […]

The Associations Between Adolescents’ Consumption of Pornography and Music Videos and Their Sexting Behavior


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Title: The Associations Between Adolescents’ Consumption of Pornography and Music Videos and Their Sexting Behavior
Publication: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Author: Joris Van Ouytsel, Koen Ponnet, and Michel Walrave
Date: 12/01/2014

ABSTRACT Several scholars have argued that adolescents’ sexting behavior might be influenced by their media use. However, to date, empirical evidence of the link between media socialization and engagement in sexting behavior remains scarce. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether music video and pornography consumption are able to predict a range of sexting behaviors among […]

Internet porn is an experiment in dehumanization (The LA Times)


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Title: Internet porn is an experiment in dehumanization
Publication: The Los Angeles Times
Author: David Horsey
Date: 12/15/2014

You do not have to be a prude to worry about porn. Thanks to the Internet, Americans have been pushed, unwittingly, into a vast social experiment testing whether unfettered access to the most freakish and foul pornography will warp sexual relations for generations to come. The days of boys sneaking peeks at Playboy on a […]

Parental Desensitization to Violence and Sex in Movies

Posted on November 10, 2014, in Children, Family, Research, Societal, Teens

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Title: Parental Desensitization to Violence and Sex in Movies
Publication: American Academy of Pediatrics
Author: Daniel Romer, Patrick E. Jamieson, Brad J. Bushman, Amy Bleakley, Anli Wang, Daniel Langleben, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Date: 10/20/2014

OBJECTIVES: To assess desensitization in parents’ repeated exposure to violence and sex in movies. METHODS: A national US sample of 1000 parents living with at least 1 target child in 1 of 3 age groups (6 to 17 years old) viewed a random sequence of 3 pairs of short scenes with either violent or sexual content from […]

News Articles: Parents Desensitized to Sex and Violence in Media

Posted on November 10, 2014, in Children, Family, News, Societal

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It’s mums and dads who are failing to keep kids from watching violent and sexual material (The Daily Telegraph (Australia), Oct. 24, 2014) Why more parents let kids watch movie violence and sex (BabyCenter blog, Oct. 23, 2014) Are Parents Getting Too Used to Sex and Violence in the Media? (Boston.com, Oct. 22, 2014) Parents ‘too desensitised to […]

In Torrent of Rapes in Britain, an Uncomfortable Focus on Race and Ethnicity


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Title: In Torrent of Rapes in Britain, an Uncomfortable Focus on Race and Ethnicity
Publication: The New York Times
Author: Katrin Bennhold
Date: 11/01/2014

ROCHDALE, England — Shabir Ahmed, a delivery driver for two takeout places, did not have to go looking for young girls. Runaways and rebellious teenagers would show up at the restaurants, often hungry and cold. He slipped them free drinks and chicken tikka masala. “Call me Daddy,” he would say. But soon, Mr. Ahmed, a […]

Fears growing trend of young men accessing ‘violent’ pornography online could lead to a rise in sexual crimes (The Daily Mail)

Posted on October 14, 2014, in Children, Internet, News, Relationships, Societal, Teens

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Title: Fears growing trend of young men accessing 'violent' pornography online could lead to a rise in sexual crimes
Publication: The Daily Mail
Author: Freya Noble, Daily Mail Australia
Date: 10/14/2014

Concerns are growing about young men choosing to access to violent pornography NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch warned this was linked to more violent sexual crimes White Ribbon CEO Libby Davies said the group’s research found more men were searching for violent porn Ms Davies said this was affecting young people’s ability to form normal […]

Airman Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Porn, Other Charges (News)


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Title: Airman pleads guilty to distributing child porn, other charges
Publication: Colorado Springs Gazette
Author: Erin Prater
Date: 01/21/2014

A Peterson Air Force Base airman pleaded guilty Tuesday to distributing pornographic pictures of toddlers, having cybersex with a teenage girl and attempting to strangle his wife. A military judge accepted the plea of Senior Airman Czachery Rike, a firefighter with the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, in an on-base courtroom. Rike faces up to 102 […]