Research shows increase in young people watching porn

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 1:34PM
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Research shows increase in young people watching porn

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 1:34PM

Research into teens’ use of pornography shows that watching porn is increasing amongst young people.

Figures recently released by the free pornography site Pornhub show numbers spiking during the Covid-19 lockdown.

In theory, it’s a site for adults, but many young people are using it.

Classification Office research in 2018 showed that by the age of 17, 75% of young people have seen porn, and one in four have seen it by age 12.

Kate Whitaker, a senior adviser at the Classification Office, joined Kerre McIvor to discuss the effects of this increase.

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