“Half of teens in Singapore exposed to pornography: Survey” by Janice Tai

A poll conducted in Singapore finds that teens are increasingly viewing pornography- a trend that is occurring internationally. Some students reported accessing the material at age nine or younger. This is an excerpt from a recent article published by The Straits Times. The source of this excerpt is http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/half-teens-singapore-exposed-pornography-survey-20140906

image courtesy of The Straits Times.

image courtesy of The Straits Times.

One in two teenagers here has watched or read sexually explicit materials, a poll has found, with some as young as seven when they were first exposed to it.

And one in three admitted viewing pornography in the past year, whether intentional or accidental.


Experts say the findings are worrying as such content affects young people’s attitudes and behaviour towards love and sex, and may lead to sexual crimes.

Janice Tai is a reporter for The Straits Times.

This is a significantly shortened excerpt. To read the full article, please visit the The Straits Times website http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/half-teens-singapore-exposed-pornography-survey-20140906