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NZ youth and porn : research findings of a survey on how and why young New Zealanders view online pornography Report and survey prepared by Henry Talbot and the research team at the Office of Film and Literature Classification: Sue Hoyle, Charlie Wilkinson, and Mushtaq Mohamed

Contributor(s): New Zealand. Office of Film and Literature Classification.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Office of Film and Literature Classification, 2018Description: electronic document (88 pages) ; PDF file: 6.6 MB.ISBN: 978-0-473-46376-2 (Online).Subject(s): ADOLESCENTS | ATTITUDES | BEHAVIOUR | ETHNICITY | GENDER | PORNOGRAPHY | SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR | SEXUALITY EDUCATION | STATISTICS | TECHNOLOGY | YOUNG MEN | YOUNG WOMEN | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website Summary: For many children and young people in Aotearoa today, porn is as close as the nearest phone. This is why the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) has undertaken this research project – to give young people a platform to tell us how and why they are viewing pornography. The research offers New Zealanders and decisionmakers robust and up-to-date evidence about the scope of the issues, helping to inform the education, health, regulation and public policy discussions we need to have. The results also provide us with a platform to provide educators, parents, guardians and young people with tools, information, and the support they need. The researchers surveyed more than 2,000 New Zealand teens aged 14-17 years old, nearly one percent of the national population within that cohort. The results indicate that porn is a fact of life for young people. Over two thirds of 14 to 17-year-olds have been exposed to porn in their lifetime. On average, regular viewers of online porn begin their use at age 14. This report considers the issues that this raises and how we can help young people. A summary of the findings and other documents are available on the website. Record #6094
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For many children and young people in Aotearoa today, porn is as close as the nearest phone.

This is why the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) has undertaken this research project
– to give young people a platform to tell us how and why they are viewing pornography.

The research offers New Zealanders and decisionmakers robust and up-to-date evidence about the scope of the issues, helping to inform the education, health, regulation and public policy discussions we need to have. The results also provide us with a platform to provide educators, parents, guardians and young people with tools, information, and the support they need.

The researchers surveyed more than 2,000 New Zealand teens aged 14-17 years old, nearly one percent of the national
population within that cohort.

The results indicate that porn is a fact of life for young people. Over two thirds of 14 to 17-year-olds have been exposed to porn in their lifetime. On average, regular viewers of online porn begin their use at age 14.

This report considers the issues that this raises and how we can help young people.

A summary of the findings and other documents are available on the website. Record #6094

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