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Exposure to pornography among youth in Australia

Flood, Michael

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Youth in Australia are routinely exposed to sexually explicit images. Among 16- and 17-year-olds, three-quarters of boys and one-tenth of girls have ever watched an X-rated movie. Three-quarters of 16- and 17-year-olds have been exposed accidentally to pornographic websites, while 38 percent of boys and 2 percent of girls have deliberately accessed them. Internet pornography is a particularly pervasive source of minors' exposure to pornography, both accidental and deliberate. Two features of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorFlood, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:38:00Z
dc.identifier.issn1440-7833
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/35758
dc.description.abstractYouth in Australia are routinely exposed to sexually explicit images. Among 16- and 17-year-olds, three-quarters of boys and one-tenth of girls have ever watched an X-rated movie. Three-quarters of 16- and 17-year-olds have been exposed accidentally to pornographic websites, while 38 percent of boys and 2 percent of girls have deliberately accessed them. Internet pornography is a particularly pervasive source of minors' exposure to pornography, both accidental and deliberate. Two features of children's exposure to pornography mirror those among adults. First, males are more likely to seek out, and are more frequent consumers of, both X-rated movies and pornographic websites. Second, Internet users of any age find it difficult to avoid unwanted encounters with sexually explicit materials.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourceJournal of Sociology
dc.subjectKeywords: Children; Gender; Internet; Pornography; Sexuality
dc.titleExposure to pornography among youth in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume43
dc.date.issued2007
local.identifier.absfor111706 - Epidemiology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3962038xPUB128
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationFlood, Michael, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage45
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage60
local.identifier.doi10.1177/1440783307073934
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T10:05:02Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-33846986001
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