Internet pornography was the first big internet safety topic to make news, and it has remained largely out of favor among the popular press ever since. The societal costs of pornography are staggering. The financial cost to business productivity in the U. According to Patrick F. Fagan, Ph. Pornography hurts adults, children, couples, families, and society.
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Innocent kindergarten teacher Kate Monster is trying to celebrate the usefulness of the internet for shopping and sending birthday greetings. Meanwhile, her surly neighbour Trekkie Monster insists that people really value it more for more intimate activities. You can listen to all the episodes online or subscribe to the programme podcast. Credible-seeming statistics suggest that about one in seven web searches is for pornography. This is not trivial - but of course it means that six in seven web searches are not.
Internet Pornography by the Numbers; A Significant Threat to Society
Adolescent Internet pornography viewing has been significantly increased in the last decade with research highlighting its association with Internet addiction IA. However, there is little longitudinal data on this topic, particularly in relation to peer context effects. This study aimed to examine age- and context-related variations in the Internet pornography—IA association. A total of adolescents, from 34 classrooms, were assessed at 16 years and then at 18 years to examine the effect of Internet pornography preference on IA in relation to the classroom context. Three-level hierarchical linear models were calculated.
The internet is a place known to be X-rated at times, but just how much of the it is porn and other adult content? Numbers as high as 30 percent get thrown around when discussing that question. The truth might be a little less sleazy, but scientific data is hard to come by in this case.