Should parents worry about the pornography available in the Internet?

Parents have the ongoing duty to educate their children, and because of this duty, they cannot underestimate the dangers to which young people are exposed by accessing the Internet. Statistics regarding pornographic consumption are appalling, and thus demand vigilance.


'Pornography addiction worry' for tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds

A BBC article by Patrick Howse has revealed how ten percent of UK children between 12 and 13 years old have described themselves as being addicted to pornography. A NSPCC ( National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children ) Childline survey has discovered that viewing porn is considered an acceptable part of everyday life, for the children who contact them. One in five of nearly 700 [...]

How internet dating helps to mainstream porn

This article by Denyse O´Leary for MercatorNet highlights the risks posed by the rising popularity of online texting to teenagers, particularly tthe casual sharing of intimacies. The explosion of Internet dating affects teens and young adults principally by making the casual sharing of intimacies with strangers seem normal. Aldous Huxley foresaw this development (1932), though he envisioned it [...]