New research highlight looks at the impact of online pornography on children and young people
The highlight looks at research commissioned by the NSPCC and Children’s Commissioner (OCC) for England. This research explores the feelings and experiences of children and young people aged 11-16 relating to online pornography.
The research looked at who had seen online pornography, how seeing this content had made them feel, and the relation this has to their opinions towards relationships and sexting. This research found that:
- 65% of 15-16 year olds have seen online pornography
- 53% of boys who had seen pornography thought it was ‘realistic’
- 36% of children who had taken nude or semi-naked self-photographs reported that they had been asked to show these images to someone online.
The Series aims to keep UKCCIS, and the wider public up to date with current research.