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Child-on-child sexual assaults rising due to pornography: experts

AUSTRALIAN experts warn that child-on-child sexual assaults are rising due to youth exposure to readily available pornography that depicts violent, degrading acts and coercion.

Experts attending the day-long Pornography and Harms to Children and Young People symposium at the University of New South Wales on Tuesday warn the availability of pornography is causing children to engage in problem sexual behaviour.

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No excuses when it comes to kids and porn

With pornography freely available on the internet, parents can no longer take a hands-off approach to their child's activities online, writes Susan McLean.

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With pornography freely available on the internet, parents can no longer take a hands-off approach to their child's activities online, writes Susan McLean.

The sooner parents realise the risk their child will be exposed to pornography online is real the better.

No longer is it OK, if it ever was, to say, "I don't understand tech", or "I don't use it, so I don't get it". The internet and all the wonderful and not so wonderful things about it are here to stay and parenting in the 21st century requires you to be able to parent online.

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The damage pornography did to a six-year-old child

Liz Walker was only six years old when an older girl from up the street squashed in next to her on the school bus and excitedly whispered "Hey do you want to see something?" It was a magazine she found under her brother's bed and full of graphic pornography.

"I felt this sense of disgust, but also arousal," Ms Walker remembers. "I was catapulted into an awareness of my sexuality I wasn't ready for. In my six-year-old brain I though that's what you had to do to get noticed."

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Sexual assaults in school due to porn

SEXUAL assaults in NSW schools are increasingly being carried out by juvenile offenders, an analysis of crime statistics shows. 

Children as young as four are displaying sexually inappropriate behaviour, as well as sexually abusing other children. And experts believe pornography may be to blame.

A national symposium next week on the harmful effects of online pornography on our kids will discuss what many experts believe is a “major public health issue” that should be addressed by all levels of government.

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Is free pornography destroying our brains?

Schoolkids today are watching porn like never before. It's free, it's instant and it's having a devastating effect.

New Zealand 3D produced an exceptional documentary that’s a must watch for parents and teens. 3D spoke to porn users and porn addicts, as well as as Australian sex educator, Liz Walker, and a top international scientist who say this new type of porn can actually alter our brains.

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Riverina parents seeking help for sexualised children: experts

Easy access to porn is partly to blame for a rise in “sexting” between teens, a leading youth expert has warned.

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Too much, too soon

How do you stop your children inadvertently viewing pornographic images? Melissa Jacob reports on a very modern parental headache.

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Kylie Lang on Sunday: Children and pornography

SO I’m talking to Michael Carr-Gregg, Australia’s top-gun child psychologist, about some of the big issues facing kids today, and the discussion turns to pornography.

 

It’s not a problem in our house, I tell him; my 15 year old “isn’t into that sort of thing”.

Carr-Gregg pauses, a little too long, then says: “The average age kids are seeing porn today is 11, and by the time boys are 15, 100 per cent have seen violent porn.”

Much as parents might not want to believe the statistics, or fancy that they apply to “other people’s kids”, it’s folly to ignore them.

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Porn's effect on youth 'is catastrophic'

A tidal wave of graphic online pornography was blamed for the 'catastrophic sexualisation' of young people yesterday.

Easy access to extreme material is corroding the lives of children and destroying their innocence, a senior police officer warned.

Chief Superintendent John Sutherland said he has been left speechless by the impact of hardcore pornography available to anyone with a smartphone – and listed a series of violent sex crimes by children which he believes have been fuelled by the internet. 

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Children’s exposure to porn distorting behaviour and expectations

CHILDREN in early primary school years are being exposed to pornography at home and developing distorted values and sexuality, according to sexual assault counsellors.

Disturbing behaviour and expectations, mimicking aggression and extreme acts are leading to harm.

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