Issues Facing Kids and Teens
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A nationally representative survey found that 64% of young people ages 13-24, actively seek out pornography weekly or more often[i]. A popular tube site reports that in 2016, people watched 4.6 billion hours of pornography on its site alone;[ii] 61% occurred via smart phones,[iii]. Eleven pornography sites are among the world’s top 300 most popular Internet sites. The most popular such site, at number 18 outranks the likes of eBay,MSN,and Netflix[iv] accessed from http://nationalcenteronsexualexploitation.org
At Centre for Life, we believe pornography is harmful to healthy sexuality and relationships and is a contributing factor for the human sex trafficking trade.
With our friends at Fight the New Drug, we encourage adolescents to be aware of the harms of pornography and how it can affect your life and relationships. To hear Terry Crews speak about his struggle with pornography.
If you have been viewing pornography and would like free online help to quit please visit: www.fortifyprogram.org
- Barna Group, The Porn Phenomenon: The Impact of Pornography in the Digital Age,(Ventura,CA:Josh McDowell Ministry, 2016
- Pornhub,”Pornhub’s 2016 Year in Review,” (2016) Ibid
- Jonathan Marciano, “Top 300 Biggest Websites:Based on Both Mobile and Desktop Data for the First Time!” Similar Web (July 19,2016), http://similarweb.com/blog/new-website-ranking accessed July 24 2016.
Addictions can develop in various ways and youth need support and information to help understand the risks involved in alcohol and drug use. Check out the links below