LISTEN LIVE TO NEWSTALK ZB

Newstalk ZB

ON AIR NOW

Keep up with
Newstalk ZB

Follow Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Select region

Site Search

Search Search

Survey shows porn habits start early

Share |

Latest News | Friday May 11 2012 8:53

Survey shows porn habits start early

Related

You might want to peek over your child's shoulder and see what they're really watching online.

University of Sydney researchers have found nearly half of the 800 people they've surveyed starting watching porn between the age of 11 and 13.

One of the researchers, Dr Gomathi Sitharthan, says they've been startled to find 43 percent of those surveyed starting watching porn between the ages of 11 and 13.

"The reason we think is because the porn is readily available, you don't have to actually go into a shop and buy the material."

Ms Sitharthan says technology has played a major role.

"You can be sitting anywhere at any time, and watching porn. Parents may not be aware what their children are actually doing, they might think they are doing their homework on the computer."

Ms Sitharthan says more than half of those surveyed are married or in de-facto relationships, and 85 percent are male.

She says 30 percent of those surveyed acknowledge their work performance suffers because of their porn viewing.

Photo: NZ Herald

Advertisement
I Heart App
Advertisement
  • Football: Injured Thomas out of All Whites

  • League: Henry confirmed as Titans coach

  • League: Mateo recalled to Warriors

  • Basketball: Henare reminisces over USA games

  • Elderly man missing in Mt Roskill

  • Stronger showing from Key in debate

  • Auckland Weather

    10°
    Today
    Showers
    H:18° L:
    Click for More Weather
    More Weather

    The Press' leaders debate

    Who won The Press' leaders debate?

    Vote Now

    View Results