A new survey was conducted on 18-year-old young adolescents who feel intense pressure to comply with the pornographic norms. A major of 80 per cent of the young adolescents commented on how easy it was to come across explicit images and videos in new media.
Forty-six per cent of the participants agreed to have indulged in ‘sexting’ as a part of their everyday life. A majority of them admitted that porn was making their life harder. Almost half the boys and two-thirds of the girls commented that in the case of porn being less easy to access, growing up will not be a lot easier for them.
One out of 10 admitted that by the young age of 11, watching porn was common and 70 per cent of them said that it was normal among their classmates to watch porn.
Fifty-five per cent of the young adolescents had stumbled across explicit images while on the internet, making them worried and uncomfortable while only one out of 10 told their parents about it. About two-thirds of the participants believed that porn is addictive.
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