When children can access hardcore pornography with just a few clicks online, is it time for the subject to become part of sex education in schools?
Last month, Florida’s House of Representatives passed a measure declaring pornography a public health risk.
Some experts agree that it could be affecting children at a vulnerable stage in their development.
“The way that one can easily go to very extreme or very specialized content is a significant concern,” says Matthew Johnson, citing videos of violent acts as an example.
“We do have young people, just developing their sexuality,” he says, “frequently seeking out porn as a means of sex education, and being exposed to things they’re really not ready for.”
Johnson is director of education at Media Smarts, a non-profit group focused on digital and media literacy. ..Read More..