Porn sells the idea no will turn into yes. In reality, no means no.— Fight the New Drug, via http://www.instagram.com
What bothers children online?
A study of over 9K kids ages 9-16 found that their top online concerns are being exposed to pornography (named by 22% of children) and violent content (18%). (source)
What are parents concerned about?
The major concerns for parents about their children’s online use are online content (64%) and time spent online (32%). 56% of parents wish they had more control over content; 42% wish they had more control over time. (source)
Are parents aware that their child has seen pornography?
- 53% of parents know their children have been accidentally exposed to pornography
- 27% know that their children have been intentionally viewing pornography. (source)
Resources, reading, news
- Culture reframed. We help parents and other adults build kids’ resilience to hypersexualized media and porn.
- The Parents of Tweens Course guides parents through topics that provide skills to build your child’s resilience and resistance to hypersexualized culture and the impacts of pornography. Nervous about having the ‘porn talk’ with your kids? Don’t know what to say? We can help.
READING, VIEWING, LISTENING
- Porn: Our children are obsessed – but not for the reasons you think
- Without porn, the world would be a better place, Julie Bindel. If Julie says it, then it’s true.
- Let’s ban porn (opinion piece, New York Times)
- Arrests over hotel spycam porn ring that filmed 1,600 guests across South Korea
- Microsoft accused of trying to ‘protect its brand’ after failing to provide inquiry with grooming figures
- Buyers of sex are getting more violent, increasingly influenced by what they see in porn
- YouTube star Austin Jones sentenced after coercing underage followers to send explicit videos
- Dozens of paedophiles, rapists and violent sex offenders in Australia will be allowed to work with children
- More female teachers report upskirting, says union
- Court security criticised after upskirting defendant leaves through secret exit to avoid photographers
Youtube is facilitating the sexual exploitation of children, and it’s being monetized (video, 21 mins). Advertisers are suspending advertising with YouTube over mounting concerns about the platform being used for the eroticization of children and for pedophile networking. This video might seem lengthy, and it can sometimes be a hard watch, but it shows exactly how this stuff is happening.
Two days after Google claimed to be finally fixing this problem, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Haley Halverson researched claims of pedophile rings, child erotica, and child exploitation on YouTube and found alarming results confirming the original reports and continued use of the platform for exploitive purposes.