Media messages normalize early sexual experimentation and portray sex as casual, unprotected and consequence-free, encouraging sexual activity long before children are emotionally, socially or intellectually ready. The earlier a child is exposed to sexual content and begins having sex, the likelier they are to engage in high-risk sex.
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Research has long established that teens who watch movies or listen to music that glamorizes drinking, drug use or violence tend to engage in those behaviors themselves.
A 2012 study shows that movies influence teens’ sexual attitudes and behaviors as well.
Today, children are being sexualized earlier and earlier, in part because they are exposed to sexual material in movies, television, music and other media earlier than ever.
With widespread access to the Internet, curious teens may accidentally or intentionally be exposed to millions of pages of material that is uncensored, sexually explicit, often inaccurate and potentially harmful. If kids don’t understand it, how can they be affected by it?
For some people, habitual use of pornography may prompt a desire for more violent or deviant material, including depictions of rape, torture or humiliation.