Teens love porn.

Here’s an article I received from Youth Specialties today about teens and their love for porn.

…. It is easier than ever to watch, create and share pornographic images and text, and as the first generation of web-savvy teenagers who have always had the instant gratification of DSL, who get cell phones as soon as they’re old enough to talk and who’ve never used air quotes with the word “blog,” porn has always been right at their fingertips. Which leads to the question, can this be bad for them? If cigarettes stunt your growth, does porn stunt your soul?

Naturally, adults are freaking out. In 1997, Philippe Kahn sent the first point-click-and-send cell phone photo from a hospital in Santa Cruz minutes after the birth of his daughter. In 2009, district attorneys are prosecuting teenagers as sex offenders for sending nude photos of one another using that same technology.

Somewhere between innovation and titillation, technology is moving faster than adults can keep tabs on it, and the debate over how much access is really good for teenagers is raising parents’ blood pressure ….

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