Recently Plan partnered with Our Watch to survey 600 Australian girls and young women between 15-19 about personal safety and gender equality.
The findings indicated that levels of abuse and online harassment are endemic.
Some of the key findings included:
• 58% agreed that girls often receive uninvited or unwanted indecent or sexually explicit material such as texts, video clips, and pornography
• 51% agreed that girls are often pressured to take ‘sexy’ photos of themselves and share them
• 82% believe it is unacceptable for a boyfriend to ask a girlfriend to share naked photos of themselves
Question: Is your teenage son or daughter watching pornography online? Answer: Yes, almost certainly.
As new figures show 93 per cent of boys and 61 per cent of girls aged 13 to 16 are exposed to porn online, experts are raising the alarm over its impact on young people.Read more