Friday, September 11, 2009

Most Teens Have Seen Internet Porn

According to a study by the Edith Cowan University, commissioned by the Federal government, most (84%) boys aged 16-17 and 2/3 (60%) of females the same age have viewed porn online, though the majority claim they were accidentally exposed to it. 10% of all teens surveyed said they had been victimized by cyberbullies.

The study is part of a federal plan to restrict access to certain content across the Web. Though free speech advocates and other activists oppose the plan, all parties agree parents should provide the first line of defense. Under this new plan, the British government will no longer offer free filtering software; instead, it plans to block "the worst of the worst," including bestiality, "before it reaches the home."

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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