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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 […]

TALKING POINTS: Sexualized Media & Kids Research

Posted on December 13, 2013, in Children, Featured, Indecency, Research, Sexual Violence, Societal, Teens

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Title: Sexualized Media and Kids Research Results
Publication: Morality In Media
Author: Mary Anne Layden, Ph.D.
Date: 12/13/2013

Young people (<18 years old) who have been exposed to sexualized media (both pornography and sexualized TV) have an increased likelihood of:   Having intentions to engage in sexual intercourse Having earlier initiation of sex Having sexual activity more frequently Having more sex partners Having multiple lifetime sexual partners Having had more than one sexual […]

Sexualized Teen Girls: Tinseltown’s New Target (Research)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Research, Teens

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Title: Sexualized Teen Girls: Tinseltown’s New Target A Study of Teen Female Sexualization in Prime-time TV
Publication: Parents Television Council
Author: Parents Television Council
Date: 12/01/2010

The Parents Television Council (PTC) has conducted a study examining teen female sexualization in prime-time TV. The study used sexualization as a mechanism for understanding the proliferation of sexually explicit teen female images in the media. In recent years, the PTC has documented numerous trends of female sexualization. Not only are we observing women becoming […]

TV’s News Target: Teen Sexual Exploitation (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Indecency, Research, Teens

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Title: TV's News Target: Teen Sexual Exploitation
Publication: Parents Television Council
Author: Parents Television Council
Date: 20130708

SUMMARY New research from the Parents Television Council’s “4 Every Girl Campaign” found that underage female characters on primetime broadcast television are more likely to be presented in sexually exploitative scenes than adult women, and the appearance of underage female characters in a sexually exploitative scene increased the probability that the scene would be presented […]

Linking Exposure to Outcomes: Early Adolescents’ Consumption of Sexual Content in Six Media (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Research, Teens

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Title: Linking Exposure to Outcomes: Early Adolescents’ Consumption of Sexual Content in Six Media
Publication: Mass Communication & Society
Author: Carol J. Pardun, Kelly Ladin L’Engle, Jane D. Brown
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A media-use questionnaire was completed by 3,261 7th and 8th graders and a subsample of 1,074 respondents was interviewed about their sexual attitudes and behaviors. Based on results from the media survey, respondents’ top television shows, movies, music, Internet sites, and newspapers were content analyzed for portrayals or references to pubertal development, romantic relationships, body […]

Influence of New Media on Adolescent Sexual Health (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Research, Teens

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Title: Influence of New Media on Adolescent Sexual Health
Publication: RAND Health
Author: REBECCA L. COLLINS, STEVEN MARTINO, REBECCA SHAW
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Introduction Sexual risk behavior among U.S. adolescents is a major public health concern. Nearly 800,000 young women aged 15–19 years become pregnant in the United States each year, most of them unintentionally,1 and half of the roughly 19 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) diagnosed each year are among 15- to 24-year-olds.2 A great deal […]