"I wasn't sure it was normal to watch it..." A quantitative and qualitative examination of the impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children and young people
Martellozzo, Elena, Monaghan, Andrew, Adler, Joanna R., Davidson, J., Leyva, Rodolfo and Horvath, Miranda A. H. 2016. "I wasn't sure it was normal to watch it..." A quantitative and qualitative examination of the impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children and young people. Middlesex University, NSPCC, OCC. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.3382393
This paper presents findings of a quantitative and qualitative piece of research for the NSPCC and Children's Commissioner for England, regarding young people's feelings about and experiences of online pornography. You can access either the full report or a version prepared for young people (age 13+). These versions were revised in May, 2017.
It draws on data from the first national survey of secondary school boys and girls regarding their attitudes and feelings about online pornography, whether viewing it deliberately or accidentally. To our knowledge, this is the most extensive survey of 11-16 year olds regarding online pornography. The sample is representative of the four nations of the UK and includes boys and girls. The project was designed and run by academics from Middlesex University. It was implemented in conjunction with ResearchBods. These papers make up the final report of