Teens Are Asking for Restrictions on Porn Access

Headshot of New Zealand official David Shanks speaking on youth and porn

A New Zealand study revealed that young people between ages 14 and 17 already feel reliant on pornography, despite often feeling troubled by what they view.

The NZ Youth and Porn report surveyed more than 2,000 teens. The survey also revealed that 72 percent of teens who had viewed porn recently saw things that made them uncomfortable, and 42 percent of regular viewers wanted to spend less time looking at porn, but found that hard to achieve.

Minister of Internal Affairs Tracey Martin said at a press conference she would be looking at what the Government could do with this information in terms of regulations.

“This is not a Playboy under the bed anymore … there is a bombardment into the devices of our young people.”

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