Children are becoming ‘desensitised’ to extreme and violent porn – and it’s warping their view of realistic sex

The Mirror is reporting that an extensive survey of UK secondary school pupils has revealed the full impact readily available online porn is having on children. 

The research showed that young people are as likely to stumble across porn accidentally online as they are to search for it directly.

Peter Wanless, NSPCC chief executive, said: “Whilst many children will engage with pornography as a way of exploring their sexual identity, others come across it inadvertently whilst online.

“Exposing children to porn at a young age before they are equipped to cope with it can be extremely damaging. Industry and Government need to take more responsibility to ensure that young people are protected.”

“Some companies have taken the initiative when it comes to online safety, we will continue to put pressure on those that have not yet done so.”

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