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 Study: Children Start Watching Porn at Age 6

Kids start watching porn online from as early as the age of 6, and flirting on the Internet from the age of 8, according to a Bitdefender marketing study of over 19,000 parents worldwide.
The antivirus company’s marketing research shows the age of kids accessing instant messaging and computer games is decreasing. Some 3.45 percent of children chatting with IM friends and 2 percent of computer game addicts are five years old.

Bitdefender also reveals some children lie about their age when creating social network profiles, especially on Facebook, where they must be at least 13 to sign up. Almost a quarter of the kids in the study had at least one social network account at age 12, while 17 percent were social media users at 10.

“Kids nowadays are acting like young adults online--just give them an Internet-connected device and they will find a way to things parents would like to ban forever,” says Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi. “Knowing that online dangers go beyond pornography, to hacking and suicide websites may help parents protect their kids’ life on--and offline.”

Bitdefender research also discovered teenagers leave instant messaging to the younger kids, as they prefer to access popular “hate” websites that allow children to post violent or racist messages.

These websites also include content that discriminates on the basis of religion or sex, and some belong to terrorist organizations.

Over 17 percent of all children accessing “hate” websites are 14 years old, followed by 15 year-olds (16.52%) and 16 year-olds (12.05%).


SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2013/5/20 9:09Profile

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 Re: Study: Children Start Watching Porn at Age 6

I have often wondered why so many parents who would never allow their children to walk down a dark alley alone late at night would have no issue with allowing them to surf the internet with no covering, protection, or guidance. The internet is every bit as dangerous as a minefield and real harm can and does happen to these young ones every day...

The reality is these dangers are just as real for each one of us no matter what our age is.

God bless

 2013/5/20 9:25Profile

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