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Emerging Patterns and Trends Report #1: Youth-Produced Sexual Content


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Title: Emerging Patterns and Trends Report #1: Youth-Produced Sexual Content
Publication: Internet Watch Foundation
Author: Internet Watch Foundation
Date: 03/10/2015

The Study was carried out by Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in partnership with Microsoft and was initially designed to expand upon an earlier study carried out by IWF in 2012 which provided a snapshot of the availability of self-generated sexual content featuring young people online and the extent to which control over that content is […]

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
Author:
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
Author:
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 […]

Pornography Replaces Marriage for Young Men

Posted on December 15, 2014, in Cybersex, Family, Internet, Marriage, Men, Psychological, Research, Societal, Statistics

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Title: Are Pornography and Marriage Substitutes for Young Men?
Publication: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Author: Michael Malcolm, George Naufal
Date: 11/15/2014

ABSTRACT Substitutes for marital sexual gratification may impact the decision to marry. Proliferation of the Internet has made pornography an increasingly low-cost substitute. We investigate the effect of Internet usage, and of pornography consumption specifically, on the marital status of young men. We show that increased Internet usage is negatively associated with marriage formation. Pornography […]

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 […]

The post-porn wave: why some young people are shunning videos of misogynistic sex


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Title: The post-porn wave: why some young people are shunning videos of misogynistic sex
Publication: The Independent
Author: Janey Stephenson
Date: 10/28/2014

There is concern in the UK over young people’s access to pornography: some want to block it, some want to see more vigilant age restrictions. Either way, the relationship that teenagers have with porn is rarely discussed with the nuance and patience it deserves. Today’s twenty-somethings are our lab rats: the first generation to go through puberty […]

Top Five Warning Signs of Internet Pornography Addiction


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Title: Top Five Warning Signs of Internet Pornography Addiction
Publication: PRNewswire
Author: The American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Date: 10/28/2014

SEATTLE, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With Internet usage skyrocketing to three billion users worldwide this year—nearly 40% of the world population from 1% in 1995—mental health professionals are struggling with an issue that has risen just as quickly:  Internet pornography addiction, one of the most common addictions today. Sister Marysia Weber, DO, an osteopathic family physician certified by the […]

Online Prostitution and Trafficking (Research)

Posted on October 23, 2014, in Internet, Prostitution, Research, Sexting

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Title: Online Prostitution and Trafficking
Publication: Albany Law Review
Author: Melissa Farley, Kenneth Franzblau, M. Alexis Kennedy
Date: 10/01/2014

ABSTRACT: The use of Internet technologies to traffic women and children to prostitution will be described in this article. We will summarize the history of online trafficking and the remarkably effective use of the Internet for advertising prostitution locally, regionally, and internationally beginning with the development of social networking sites, discussion forums, message boards and online […]

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 […]