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This sex timebomb.

Byline: CORINNE SWEET

OVER the last 20 years we have seen increasing sexualisation of young people. But often children are too young to make any sense of the videos or images they see.

You cannot simply say that children act out pornography in a copycat manner. But what they glean from sexual videos does affect how they behave.

Research suggests that exposure to extreme pornography desensitises children. They can be so immersed in pornography it becomes their norm.

Explicit videos arouse feelings in children they cannot process, and those feelings have to be let out somewhere. If they see things online, they may act them out.

We are building ourselves a sexual timebomb by making pornography so easy to access. Most pornography shows fantasy relationships - inequality and domination. This is not a healthy message to send to our kids.

Corinne blogs on www.corinnesweet.com
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 4, 2012
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