There are loads of websites offering free videos that cater to people with various sexual interests. It can even be considered that online pornography is already a normal part of adult life, regardless if you're a man or a woman. It's convenient for anyone who needs a quick sexual release.
Still, what's unusual and alarming is when children get access to such explicit content. They are still developing physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. So what happens if they are exposed to adult content at such an early stage in their lives? Read on!
According to the reports, that boy is now 14 years old, and he has just pleaded to six charges of rape. Remember, his sister is under 13 years old.
Now, he has a one-year referral order and is banned from not only seeing his sister but also from interacting with anyone who's below 16 years old.
Another report says, before he repeatedly raped the small boy, he watched gay pornography using the computer of his foster parent.
What is more terrifying is the fact that all of the alleged perpetrators were aged below 18 years old. Some of the offenders were just five years old.
Basically, young children are prone to imitating the things they observe. If they view hardcore pornography, they could easily believe that such acts are normal.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children found out that many kids as young as 11 years old have viewed pornography. Likewise, the kids' initial shock to such content slowly but surely dies down. In the end, they will believe that pornographic acts are ordinary.
Even if parents have computer locks and safeguards, children will have chances to view pornography. They can accidentally view porn by using Google through someone's smartphone.
Take note that children are still trying to understand what is right and what is wrong. They don't need to be exposed to porn at such a young age.
The problem is that children who see pornography are unable to rationally decide what action they should take.
Viewing them is already bad, but some of these children will attempt to do them. Kids cannot cope with porn and they need to be blocked from such content.
Thus, they were already exposed to violence and abuse within their own families.
Some of the children even had a mild case of depression. Several of them also had a pitiful emotional relationship with other people.
A survey in 2013 also noted that almost 75 percent of teenagers aged 11 to 18 wanted pornography to be tackled as part of sex education.
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