Children and access to online porn

Posted: June 8, 2010 in End times, Social Trends
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A recent study has shown that children have more access to online porn than any previous generation.  We are seeing a generation where children are being brought up along side computers.  When I was at school computers in schools were still a few years away.  Today every child in school is taught the basics.  My daughter is 11 and she was doing a PowerPoint illustration for her class.  I don’t even know how to do one.  The study reckons that children age 10 and younger have access to online porn, with more than 8 in 10 teens regularly viewing hardcore pictures on their home computers according to a British survey reported by the Daily Mail.   It was reported that Three quarters of the children in the survey said that their families don’t discuss online sexual imagery.

Experts warn that viewing porn may be linked to difficulties with romantic relationships as kids get older.  I think it will do more than that.

There is compelling evidence that pornography has negative effects on individuals and communities,” sociologist Michael Flood, who spoke with hundreds of young people for the survey, told Psychologies magazine. “Porn shows sex in unrealistic ways and fails to address intimacy, love, connection or romance. It doesn’t mean every young person is going out to rape somebody but it increases that likelihood.”

Jonathan Alpert a Manhattan psychotherapist and columnist believes that kids who access online porn is the same as kids who used to peek at magazines like Penthouse a generation ago.

But a generation ago the material they looked at was nowhere like what you can access now.

Repeated exposure of intensely hard core sex scenes will impact kids and could warp their sense of what a healthy relationship and sex life is,” Alpert says.

And today’s porn tends to be more hardcore than in years past, says Tracy Dennis, associate professor of psychology at Hunter College. “The material is more violent and possibly misogynistic,” she says. “Parents should be worrying about both the amount and the depth of inappropriate materials that kids can access. It’s not just one Playboy Magazine shoved under the mattress.”
Recently two young boys age 8 and 10 were convicted of attempted rape of an 8 years old girl.  The trial took place in a British court.  It was not certain if it was more of a game, show me yours and I will show you mine.  However it might have gone further than a game.    While the debate may rage over the damage that having children face the rigors of a full court precedence including a jury.  Who by the way were the ones who decided the boys were guilty.

Scottish law has an alternative to trying a child through the courts.

The question I think that needs to be asked what will this next generation be like?  What effect will online porn have on the social and the moral values of the next generations?  If Children’s values are getting warped and twisted by what they watch goodness knows what type of relationships will be formed?    If the next generation of parents have twisted values what will their children grow up like?

So parents watch what your child is watching.  It is not just your child that is at risk.  It is their children as well

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