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Kids Exposed to Porn

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A warning for parents this morning, more children are being exposed to online pornography. That's according to a recent study commissioned in England.

With easy access to smartphones and tablets, it's easy to click on something inappropriate.

Doctor Miranda Horvath headed up the study. Researchers found that pornography influences a young person's attitude towards sex and the relationships they have.

What porn teaches can have lasting effects on a developing mind. For example, pornography sensationalizes unsafe sex., sex with multiple partners and gives troubling messages about aggression and degrading women.

Doctor Horvath has an unusual suggestion. She thinks pornography should be a talking point in the classroom. She believes mandatory sex education lessons at school are an essential starting point for children to talk about sex and relationships, which could curb the appetite and curiosity to get for sexually explicit material.

In fact, health professionals say parents should start having discussions about sexuality with their children as early as preschool.

If you need help or guidance, there are books and professionals to guide you through the process.


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