The impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children
The NSPCC and the Children’s Commissioner asked Middlesex University to look into how many children have been exposed to pornography and the impact for them of viewing such content.
The research consisted of an online survey of 1001 children and young people aged 11-16 across the UK, an online discussion forum and online focus groups.
Authors: Elena Martellozzo, Andy Monaghan, Joanna R Adler, Julia Davidson, Rodolfo Leyva and Miranda AH Horvath
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Most boys think online pornography is realistic, finds study
Research reveals that 94% of children who have seen online pornography were exposed to it by age 14 and many saw images by accident in pop-up ads.
The majority of boys who view online pornography believe it provides a realistic depiction of sex, according to the most extensive survey of British secondary school pupils undertaken.
Source: The Guardian
Children as young as FIVE accused of sex attacks in schools – The number of sex crimes reported at UK schools has nearly trebled in four years with children as young as five accused of offences.
The crimes reported rose from 719 in 2011-12 to nearly 2,000 in 2014-15, an average of 10 offences every school day, with rape, child prostitution and sexual grooming all recorded.
In England, boys and girls as young as five were accused of carrying out sexual offences, while the youngest alleged victims were also five-years-old.
This included a five-year-old girl who was accused of sexual assault on a boy under 13, and a five year-old boy who was accused of sexual activity involving a girl under 13.
In Wales, the youngest alleged victim of a sexual offence was just four, although no details of the allegation or the child’s gender were given.
Source: Daily Mirror