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The Harms of Pornography Exposure Among Children and Young People
Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)
  • Michael G Flood, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
32840
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Publication Details

Flood, M. G. 2009, ''The Harms of Pornography Exposure Among Children and Young People'', Child Abuse Review, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 384-400.

Abstract

Exposure to pornography is routine among children and young people, with a range of notable and often troubling effects. Particularly among younger children, exposure to pornography may be disturbing or upsetting. Exposure to pornography helps to sustain young people's adherence to sexist and unhealthy notions of sex and relationships. And, especially among boys and young men who are frequent consumers of pornography, including of more violent materials, consumption intensifies attitudes supportive of sexual coercion and increases their likelihood of perpetrating assault. While children and young people are sexual beings and deserve age-appropriate materials on sex and sexuality, pornography is a poor, and indeed dangerous, sex educator. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Citation Information
Michael G Flood. "The Harms of Pornography Exposure Among Children and Young People" (2009) p. 384 - 400
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_flood/21/