UK teens 13-15 view over 86 hours of online porn a year

According to TechRadar, more than one thousand Britons aged 13 to 15 took part in a OnePoll poll of online browsing habits, and it turns out that, on average, each teen spends about 100 minutes a week viewing online porn--nearly 50% more time than they do visiting the Samaritans, a charity focused on helping teens with problems large and small, but about the same amount of time they spend downloading music.

Topics such as cosmetic surgery, dieting, family planning, and health are individually the focus of more than an hour a week's worth of viewing.

The study was commissioned (for advertising purposes?) by CyberSentinel, a company that provides software to help parents block their children's access to "objectionable" websites and other internet activity--and emails concerned parents "immediately" if it detects any "problems". Given that one of the types of material out there that users of the software routinely censor is pornography, it is likely that the teenagers surveyed in this poll did not have parents who used CyberSentinal's blocking software (or any of the other competing products out there).

According to CyberSentinel's sales patter, "With CyberSentinel, you can make peace not war! You don't have to keep invading their 'personal space', going into their rooms or watching over their shoulder. Instead, you can say 'yes' again ... when they want to go online."

TechRadar quotes Ellie Puddle, CyberSentinel's Marketing Director
, as saying, "The alarming thing about this research is that it shows that teenagers are obviously exploring all sorts of topics as a result of modern-day pressures [and] they find it easier to go online to conduct their research than asking mum and dad for advice."

However, given that one of the things CyberSentinel's software scans for to block is "suicide themes", it is possible that it could stop troubled teens from visiting sites that could help them, such as the Samaritans, which "provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide."

Even if the Samaritans site is white-listed, it would be impossible for all sites geared toward helping teenagers in distress to be flagged as okay. And if teens want to know about drugs or plastic surgery, but do not want the embarrassment of asking their parents, then the internet--a potential resource of great value--would likely prove to be of little use to them.

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Well guys have gotta learn to..."do it" some how (if not from biology textbooks :P). IMHO, this is only a bad thing if they start getting freaked by what they see (happened to me at a youngish age) and even then, they'll recover!

The real problems only come (pun not intended lol) when they either get addicted or start treating people in real life like they see in porn.

on average, each teen spends about 100 minutes a week viewing online porn--nearly 50% more time than they do visiting the Samaritans

Uh, what? No, I seriously doubt on average teens spend about an hour visiting The Samaritans website each week.

Note it's "soft" porn that the survey covers btw. Which depends on your definition of soft porn (FHM? Maxim? Nuts?)

I'm not sure I understand...

Kids watching porn is not "news" and the number is not that high... What's the significance of this report?

C_Guy said,
I'm not sure I understand...

Kids watching porn is not "news" and the number is not that high... What's the significance of this report?

The significance is that the company who did this report is using to in order to sell their porn-blocking software.

now its really porn movies or they consider the ads on certain sites as porn ? since the majority of sites nowadays do have porn ads since its what pays better

yhhahaha ... clearly there is something missing from that poll ... me at that age watching a lil more than 110 mins a day .... and i turned up fine ...

well it's an easy thing to fix at home just bend down and yank the cable no net no pron the only time my sons pc is on the net is when he needs to look something up for school or im doin the windoz/driver/antivirus updates other than that it's not connected

I'm going to say this once,
Your son is looking at porn if not daily at least twice a week, hes proberly got it from a friend, on his phone or on his ipod, heck I remember what it used to be like at 15, heck I remember 12 you would only tell your parents what they wanted to hear, have you been to homework club Homer? - yes mum when the whole time I had been hanging out at a friends house. And yes why wouldn't you son be able to plug back in the cable come on let the guy have some online time your taking something away from him that about any normal kid has access to 24/7 unmonitored usually.

The sad thing about porn is that it changes you view of women, turning them into sex object. Women are people who deserve to be treated as such, not object to be thrown away once used!

And that is why you will never be laid, and if you will, you'll become a stalker. My woman likes to be treated as a sex object, and I've never met a girl who didn't. Yes, there has to be more than that but they want to feel sexy, and being whipped into giving them hollow compliments all the time doesn't do that.

MR_Candyman said,
And that is why you will never be laid, and if you will, you'll become a stalker. My woman likes to be treated as a sex object, and I've never met a girl who didn't. Yes, there has to be more than that but they want to feel sexy, and being whipped into giving them hollow compliments all the time doesn't do that.


You proved his point nicely, thanks for doing that as he's 100% correct.

Not agreeing or disagreeing but what do you say about the women (and men?) who voluntarily agree to produce the material for money? No one is forcing them to do it, it's clearly something they want to do so who are you to judge?

MR_Candyman said,
And that is why you will never be laid, and if you will, you'll become a stalker. My woman likes to be treated as a sex object, and I've never met a girl who didn't. Yes, there has to be more than that but they want to feel sexy, and being whipped into giving them hollow compliments all the time doesn't do that.

There's some strong truth to this. While all women are different, many don't always like to be "cute" or "pretty", they want to know they still make your head turn! That you still are absolutely turned on by them and that they aren't just someone you tried to sleep with a few times to not even bother with them anymore.

MR_Candyman said,
And that is why you will never be laid, and if you will, you'll become a stalker. My woman likes to be treated as a sex object, and I've never met a girl who didn't. Yes, there has to be more than that but they want to feel sexy, and being whipped into giving them hollow compliments all the time doesn't do that.

Hi. You've just met a girl who doesn't like being treated as a sex object.
Now get real.

C_Guy said,
Not agreeing or disagreeing but what do you say about the women (and men?) who voluntarily agree to produce the material for money? No one is forcing them to do it, it's clearly something they want to do so who are you to judge?

i think you missed Co-ords point... nothing to do with the people involved, he's talking about guys in general viewing girls as sex objects because of Porn. (which i think is true to a certain extent especially with the younger guys out there (say early 20's or younger) ... but then again, guys just wanna have sex for the most part as it's in there nature. so take it however you want to ;)

im a 29 year old guy and i have seen alot of 'stuff' over the years and 'in a way' i do look at girls as sex objects BUT since im a little older now i think there's more to them than that although i dont think i could ever be in a stable relationship mainly because i been single all of my life and i have become to selfish and used to my daily routine which i think would ultimately make it so if i started dating girls i would not last long as im to used to my current lifestyle/routine cause sometimes i think about what it would be like with a girl and all... and it seems like it could be good (mainly cause of the sex . lol but then again i think 'most guys' start off that way and then maybe later on the relationship could turn into more than 'just sex') but at the same time ALOT of what i do now would change to much (which even though i would not mind some change my average day would be totally different) and im really selfish with my money which probably would not sit to well with most girls (not saying 'gold digger' type girls that want to spend all my money but just girls in general that you need to buy em something from time to time)

just some thoughts

I can tell ya, my 13 and 15 year old children watch zero hours of pr0n.

They can only view internet content supervised.

I have a pr0n stash I got for the net, but, it's encrypted and has a very long password so they won't see that either.

I asked them if they have seen any, they said 'chavs at school have it on their cell phones and also watch it during ICT class'.

From what they said (my children) they aint interested.

leesmithg said,
I can tell ya, my 13 and 15 year old children watch zero hours of pr0n.

They can only view internet content supervised.

I have a pr0n stash I got for the net, but, it's encrypted and has a very long password so they won't see that either.

I asked them if they have seen any, they said 'chavs at school have it on their cell phones and also watch it during ICT class'.

From what they said (my children) they aint interested.

What happens when you're not around or they're at another access point? Kids RARELY tell their parents everything, mostly what they think their parents want to hear.

The PC at home is the only PC in the house thats built.

It's password protected at boot, via bios, so thats one avenue they can't have access to it, they don't go out in the evening as they have tea, home work, wash/bath bed, so they don't visit friends and at school they know if they are caught not using the computers for the purpose of the class they could be suspended, so thats another thing they take into account.

So still, zero chance of viewing pr0n.

lol..
Just let the kids a bit free in what they do, let them expore and try, so they know what they want and don't want. If you block things like this to much, eventually it will work out negative in their development. If a kid can't drink alcohol, it WANTS to drink alcohol. It's the same for porn I guess :)

Also, the tea/bath/bed trick won't work forever

leesmithg said,
I can tell ya, my 13 and 15 year old children watch zero hours of pr0n.

They can only view internet content supervised.

I have a pr0n stash I got for the net, but, it's encrypted and has a very long password so they won't see that either.

I asked them if they have seen any, they said 'chavs at school have it on their cell phones and also watch it during ICT class'.

From what they said (my children) they aint interested.

That's cool. So, you can go jerkin' it to porn, but god forbid your kids do it.

Not to be rude, but if a 13 and a 15 year old tell their father they aren't interested in sex...

THEY ARE LYING.

You're deluded if you think otherwise, or have you completely blocked out your own childhood and sexual development?

leesmithg said,
The PC at home is the only PC in the house thats built.

It's password protected at boot, via bios, so thats one avenue they can't have access to it, they don't go out in the evening as they have tea, home work, wash/bath bed, so they don't visit friends and at school they know if they are caught not using the computers for the purpose of the class they could be suspended, so thats another thing they take into account.

So still, zero chance of viewing pr0n.

You're saying that your kids only go to school and stay at home all of the time? Man, you're overprotective. What happens when they finally get out into the real world? Join a cult or something? Or will you ever let them grow up?

Sorry leesmithg, but I have to agree, you are way too overprotective and probably very naive. You're also being very 2 faced as you yourself watch porn.

If my parents weren't straight forward in their sex talks and turned the other cheek when they found my porn, I would definitely have been very unsafe in my sex practices when I was young.

I don't jerk to pr0n, infact I have no interest in seeing other people doing what I like on a regular basis.

I download it for a friend, it's a Lesbian pr0n, she is my closest friend and yes, she is a Lesbian, she doesn't have the funds to afford a computer as good as mine, she buys the blanks and I turn them into viewable DvD' s that can be played on a regular DvD player for TV viewing.

I am sure I mentioned this before a very long time ago.

From what they said (my children) they aint interested.

LOL, What, did you expect your kids to say "Oh, yeah, I'm SO into porn!" ????

C_Guy said,
From what they said (my children) they aint interested.

LOL, What, did you expect your kids to say "Oh, yeah, I'm SO into porn!" ????

This.

When I was a kid around my parents, I'd turn away or go into a different room (was told to once) whenever there was a sex scene on a movie they were watching. Of course, what I looked at when they were gone was a different story...

Infusion- said,

That's cool. So, you can go jerkin' it to porn, but god forbid your kids do it.

Not to be rude, but if a 13 and a 15 year old tell their father they aren't interested in sex...

THEY ARE LYING.

You're deluded if you think otherwise, or have you completely blocked out your own childhood and sexual development?

that's pretty much the bottom line!, because i was pretty much the same way when i was that age (along with everyone else) you claim you aint interested when you actually are.... especially at 15 years old!!! lol (heck, even 12-13 there's a pretty good chance there lying to. lol, cause if i recall correctly i started getting interested in that stuff around then which i think it's a fairly safe bet is when 'most people' start getting interested around the 12-13years old range... but by 15 it's full blown! lol) ... no offense, but i cant believe she would think otherwise.... so it's not a question of IF there interested, it's a question of HOW MUCH there interested ... cause people's sex drives can vary from person to person but you can assume it's pretty much a fact that any guy @ 15 years old is DEFINITELY interested in that stuff weather they admit it or not. (i never admitted it either to my parents lol)

but like someone else said... when i grew up (im 29 now, going to be 30 later this year) my parents pretty much said the same thing to me as someone else mentioned in this post.... as when a sex scene etc was on my sister and I where usually told to leave the room etc.

MR_Candyman said,
Sorry leesmithg, but I have to agree, you are way too overprotective and probably very naive. You're also being very 2 faced as you yourself watch porn.

If my parents weren't straight forward in their sex talks and turned the other cheek when they found my porn, I would definitely have been very unsafe in my sex practices when I was young.

Fully agree there. You seriously need to change your ways about how you treat your kids in this regard, leesmithg, if you don't want them to grow up with a very disturbed relationship towards sexuality - and once they have surch a disturbed relationship, they're much more likely to take by force (i.e. rape) what they were never allowed to have.

Besides that, your children would be extremely stupid if they told you that they like porn.

And I would bet my life that the majority of them are all guys! I don't think I ever remember any girl at that age being interested in porn. Okay, that was 13-15 years ago for me, where times have changed inbetween now and then, but I knew some really filthy girls who would have done anything. And one story I have means, ANYTHING!

badblood said,
And I would bet my life that the majority of them are all guys! I don't think I ever remember any girl at that age being interested in porn. Okay, that was 13-15 years ago for me, where times have changed inbetween now and then, but I knew some really filthy girls who would have done anything. And one story I have means, ANYTHING!

lol Just because they didn't tell you they looked at porn doesn't mean they didn't I must be about your age and am female and let me tell you I looked at porn.....lol

MetalHellsAngel said,
lol Just because they didn't tell you they looked at porn doesn't mean they didn't I must be about your age and am female and let me tell you I looked at porn.....lol

Exactly what I thought - it's no different with girls, they're just smart enough to not brag about it.