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Teens watching porn can become sexually abusive

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Nov 27, 2016, 3:08 pm IST
Updated : Nov 27, 2016, 4:48 pm IST

Porn is easily accessible for people across age groups through smartphones.

UK has already announced strict security regulations for restricting access (Photo: AFP)
 UK has already announced strict security regulations for restricting access (Photo: AFP)

Melbourne: As technology moves forward and access to the internet has become easier with time, pornography is available to young people on computers and smart-phones, as more and more teens are exposed to it.

Even as studies have earlier suggested that millennials are having less sex as compared to generations before them, a new study raises serious concerns about watching porn having a grave effect on sexual behaviour among teens.

 

The study found that young people who were found to be guilty of sexually abusing other teens admitted that if they had known to manage pornography better and if sex education was ensured, their sexually violent behaviour could’ve been prevented.

These children attributed their behaviour against other younger children to their consumption of pornography, as the study highlighted the need to talk to children about sexuality and also communicate with pornography sites to bring out a solution.

The UK has already announced plans for more stringent security norms in order to restrict access to porn sites for teens and children.

Tags: porn, sexual assault, child mental health