Sunday, October 28, 2012

Teaching union calls for porn lessons on national curriculum amid fears children as young as 11 are addicted to adult websites

Children as young as 11 are becoming addicted to internet pornography giving them 'unrealistic expectations' of sex, according to new research. It is now 'common practice' for schoolchildren to access hard core pornography at an early age and become desensitised to sexual images. A study, published by Plymouth University, said that more children are finding themselves 'hooked' on internet porn before they become sexually active, leading to problems in later life. The news comes as a teaching union said yesterday that children as young as ten should learn about pornography as part of the national curriculum. The National Association of Headteachers said primary school teachers needed to respond to the fact that children were now getting a large amount of their information about sex from the internet. They said sex education guidelines are hopelessly out of date and cannot cope with the ‘overtly sexualised world’ in which children are now growing up. But many family campaigners will argue that teaching children about pornography could actually make the situation worse, because children could be introduced to the concept for the first time.Read More

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