9 out of 10 children receive information about sex through the internet

Growing means facing new scenarios that generate doubts in the children. An example is the stage of adolescence, where those who were once children now face changes such as the development of their sexuality. How do young people satisfy this curiosity? The answer is offered by the study Minors and sexual content on the internet.

This work done by the Rey Juan Carlos University, URJC, and The Family Watch. Within this report the educative attitude of the teachers and the families before the production and consumption (prosumo) of contents is collected sexual on the part of the minors. A method of knowing the vision that many young people have of sex and that reaches them through the online world.

Information that alters reality

668 people participated in this study. Surveys that were divided between families, teachers and students of Education Sciences. All of them were surveyed about their perception of the sexual education of the young people, among all the answers it stands out that 9 out of 10 students in university formation affirm that young people are informed about sex through the internet.

A fact that worries many parents since the 62,82% of the respondents consider that the presence of explicit sexual content on the Internet could favor behaviors such as sexual assaults or violations. For this reason, 8 out of 10 students consider that it is not convenient to use pornographic content in class so that students learn to see them critically.

For 33.34% of the future teachers, 48.17% of the families and 50.63% of the teachers, affirms that the consumption of explicit sexual contents harms the couple's relationships and family life. For this reason, it is advisable to "establish communication channels in families, and families with teachers, to prevent and detect problems in order to avoid them".

Positive alternatives

Both teachers, 67.82%, and families, 68.62%, agree that the best strategy To avoid the consumption of this sexual material on the Internet, it is to avoid access to the extent possible and propose more positive alternatives to approach this topic. Regarding future educators, 56.44% state that the key is in the critical consumption of this material.

Families, 79.59%, current teachers, 69.2%, and teachers in training, 52.26%, do not agree with the statement that the pornography it is an escape route that favors social welfare. It is necessary to clarify that the students of Educational Sciences have a greater tolerance that this material can serve as a partial substitute for sexual life, 40.4%, than families, 23.28%, and current teachers, 23, 73%.

Damián Montero

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