1 in 10 Kids Fear They Are Addicted

A new study recently just came out that is highly alarming. The NSPCC ChildLine survey found that a tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds shared that they are  fearful of being “addicted” to pornography. One out of ten of these young boys and girls are saying that they think they have a problem with or dependency to pornography!

One in five of the 700 children (18 percent) surveyed reported to have seen pornographic images that “shocked or upset them.” The survey also reported that 12 percent of those surveyed, had taken part in, or had made, a sexually explicit video.

As mother myself, I am horrified and terrified! Look at the world we are giving our kids. We must do more!

The fact that children are sharing their fears of addiction is not only appaling but needs to be a red flag to parents, public officials, and health experts.

This study reinforces what we already know to be true about the growing public health crisis of pornography: Pornography is just as addictive as any drug. The younger a child gets involved with porn, the more dangerous it becomes.  We must protect out children from the hypersexualized media and culture that tells our kids that sexual violence and high-risk behaviors are healthy and normal. We must protect innocence!

Porn addictive as drug

RESOURCES & ACTIONS:

  • To learn more about the harms of pornography and what you can do to help protect kids, please visit our new Resource Center here.
  • If your teen is struggling, please learn more about Fight the New Drug’s FREE online recovery program for teens, Fortify.

The Numbers

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

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NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

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