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A new study shows that most teens know how harmful pornography is:

    Internet pornography is having a damaging impact on young people’s views about sex and puts pressure on girls to look and act a certain way, according to a poll of 500 British teenagers.

    Eight out of 10 18-year-olds surveyed by the thinktank IPPR felt it was too easy to accidentally view explicit images while surfing the internet, while 72% said pornography led to unrealistic views about sex.

    In findings that will add to concerns over the sharing of explicit photographs, 46% of 18-year-olds polled said sending sexual or naked photographs and videos was “part of everyday life for teenagers nowadays”.

    “This new polling data shows that pornographic images are pervasive in teenagers’ lives and that young women in particular are acutely conscious of how damaging they can be,” said Dalia Ben-Galim, associate director of IPPR.

    Almost eight out of 10 young women said pornography had led to pressure on girls to look and act a certain way, while 66% said “it would be easier growing up if pornography was less easy to access for young people”.

READ THE REST OF THIS STORY AT THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/aug/20/teenagers-internet-pornography-damaging-poll

We’re working hard to do *our* part to help, and hope that everyone else will do THEIRS, especially all parents, educational institutions and the government. It’s up to ALL ADULTS to help young people, and if we all work together as a TEAM, we CAN change things for the better. This will not only help teens, but EVERYONE! Thanks! 🙂

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