Why is it harmful?
"..The representation of children as miniature adults playing adult sexual roles sends a message to pedophiles that, contrary to laws and ethical norms, children are sexually available.” (The Australian Institute)
What is the real object in this image?
Did You Know...
- Boys aged between 14-17 are the most frequent users of pornographic materials in Australia
- Pornography has greatly affected the use of “sexting,” causing 51% of young girls between the ages of 15-19 to feel social pressure to share naked selfies online.
- Pornography normalises sexual violence and provides unrealistic understandings of sex and sexuality
- Research shows that having honest and open discussions with a parent or trusted adult (i.e school teacher, mentor, relative) benefits an adolescent and provides a positive perspective on their bodies and helps them to be aware of normal sexual behaviours.
(Australian Institute of Family Studies)