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“Pornography: Does it pose a public health crisis?”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Children, Internet Safety, Societal

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Title: "Pornography: Does it pose a public health crisis?"
Publication: CQ Researcher
Author: Glazer, Sarah
Date: 10/21/2016

Introduction Pornography websites attract millions of users each month, reportedly more than either CNN, Amazon or Twitter. A recent phenomenon, “tube” sites, is competing with the traditional porn industry by providing large amounts of free pornographic content from amateur or pirated videos. Because the sites are easy to access through computers or cell phones, children […]

Adolescents’ Exposure to a Sexualized Media Environment and Their Notions of Women as Sex Objects

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Title: Adolescents’ Exposure to a Sexualized Media Environment and Their Notions of Women as Sex Objects
Publication: Sex Roles
Author: Jochen Peter, Patti M. Valkenburg
Date: 02/28/2007

This study was designed to investigate whether adolescents’ exposure to a sexualized media environment is associated with stronger beliefs that women are sex objects. More specifically, we studied whether the association between notions of women as sex objects and exposure to sexual content of varied explicitness (i.e., sexually nonexplicit, semi-explicit, or explicit) and in different […]

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 […]

McAfee study on Parental Involvement, Teen Internet Usage

Posted on January 22, 2014, in Internet Safety, Research, Statistics

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Title: The Digital Divide: How the Online Behavior of Teens is Getting Past Parents
Publication: McAfee
Author: McAfee
Date: 06/30/2012

The Digital Divide: How the Online Behavior of Teens is Getting Past Parents  (Download PDF Here) Parent Disconnect  Despite the obvious disconnect between teens’ online behaviors and parents’ knowledge of them, parents continue to exude a sense of confidence and control. Most parents insist they’re in control when it comes to mentoring their teen’s online […]

Children watching YouTube are ‘three clicks’ away from explicit material (NEWS)

Posted on March 20, 2013, in Children, Internet, Internet Safety, News

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Title: Children watching YouTube are 'three clicks' away from explicit material
Publication: Telegraph
Author: Telegraph
Date: 20130205

Children who watch Peppa Pig and Rastamouse on YouTube are an average of three clicks away from videos with explicit content, according to a study. An examination of YouTube’s “suggested videos” – which sit alongside children’s favourites – found that it was easy to access clips including nudity and violence. The study highlights the risks […]

Children grow up addicted to online porn sites: Third of 10-year-olds have seen explicit images (News)

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Addiction, Internet Safety, Teens

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Gerri Peev April 18, 2012 Find original article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2131799/Children-grow-addicted-online-porn-sites-Third-10-year-olds-seen-explicit-images.html A ‘guinea pig’ generation of children is growing up addicted to hardcore internet pornography, MPs were warned last night. Four out of five 16-year-old boys and girls regularly access porn online while one in three ten-year-olds has seen explicit material, a disturbing cross-party report reveals. It […]

Study: Vast Majority Of Homemade Porn, Private Photos End Up Online (News)

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Internet, Internet Safety, Teens

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By Benjamin Fearnow October 23, 2012 Find original article here: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/10/23/study-vast-majority-of-homemade-porn-private-photos-end-up-online/ WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The vast majority of homemade pornography and private images on personal computers ends up on public websites called “parasites.” Eighty-eight percent of homemade pornography, including videos and still images, finds its way onto porn sites, often without the owners’ knowledge, a new […]

Did My Rapist Find Me on Spokeo? (Opinion)

Posted on January 14, 2013, in Internet Safety, Personal Experiences, Sexual Violence

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Title: Did My Rapist Find Me on Spokeo?
Publication: Jezebel
Author: Anonymous
Date: 03/06/2012

When I was in high school, I was raped. Last year my rapist found where I was, possibly thanks to the detailed information on the directory website Spokeo. The point of this article isn’t to scare people, but to share my experience and help other people who have been found through these sites understand that […]

Your child is at great risk! Just1ClickAway (Opinion) – Josh D. McDowell

Posted on January 14, 2013, in Children, Internet Safety, Religion

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Josh D. McDowell Download full Booklet here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/jmm.us.j1ca/J1CABooklet+-+Reprint+3+-+06.04.12.pdf How concerned would you be if a stranger were slipping into your child’s bedroom each evening? What if the purpose of the intruder were to fill your child’s mind and heart with destructive teachings and pornographic images of the vilest nature? You would obviously be alarmed and would […]

70% of Teens Hide Their Online Behavior from Their Parents, McAfee Reveals What U.S. Teens are Really Doing Online, and How Little Their Parents Actually Know Hidden Behavior Includes Everything from Adult Content to Cheating on School Work, Up from 45% since 2010 (News)

Posted on June 26, 2012, in Internet, Internet Safety, News, Teens

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Author: Press Date Published: June 26, 2012 Find Article here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/70-of-teens-hide-their-online-behavior-from-their-parents-mcafee-reveals-what-us-teens-are-really-doing-online-and-how-little-their-parents-actually-know-2012-06-25 McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, today released findings from the company’s 2012 Teen Internet Behavior study. The study investigates the online habits, behaviors, interests, and lifestyles of the first generation to truly grow up online, and discloses how teens are not only […]