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Teens Discover Pornography Online
Keywords: Children; Instruction; Internet; Parenting; Parents; Pornography; Responsibility
Filters: Statistics, Youth & Children, Popular Culture, Weekly Updates
References: Deuteronomy 4:9Look up Scripture; Proverbs 22:6Look up Scripture
Tone: Negative

According to a study released by the Safe America Foundation, 53 percent of teenagers said they had at one time or another come across websites containing pornographic, hate-based, or violent material. More disturbing, 91 percent of them said they had unwittingly found the material while conducting research for school or just surfing the Web. Parents say they monitor this, but kids say not so.

Perception Gap: Percentage of parents who say they discuss Net content with their kids: 75 Percentage of kids who say their parents talked to them: 39

Citation: Rich Tatum; source: Daniel S. Levy, "Look What We Have Here," Time (10-11-99), p.99