British Teenagers Watch 87 Hours of Porn Per Year

British Teenagers Watch 87 Hours of Porn Per Year

picture-71A recent poll has shown that UK teenagers spend on average 87 hours a year watching porn online. The poll, conducted by OnePoll, quizzed over a thousand UK teenagers between the ages of 13 and 15 finding they on average spend over 31 hours surfing the web.

Depressingly, it appears teens are spending over 8 hours a week not only browsing pornography but also cosmestic surgery, emotional support and weight loss sites.

 

The research was conducted by www.cybersentinel.co.uk, a software company aiming to help parents block harmful websites and help monitor their childrens usage of the web.

Ellie Puddle, Marketing Director of CyberSentinel said: “The alarming thing about this research is that it shows that teenagers are obviously exploring all sorts of topics as a result of modern-day pressures [and] they find it easier to go online to conduct their research than asking mum and dad for advice.”

Breakdown of the average teenager’s time online each week

  • Downloading music 1 hour 40 minutes
  • YouTube 2 hours 2 minutes
  • MSN 3 hours 29 minutes
  • Chatrooms 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Virtual World sites 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Homework/research 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Shopping 1 hour 49 minutes
  • Auction sites 1 hour 28 minutes
  • Cosmetic surgery 1 hour 8 minutes
  • Soft porn 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Dieting/weight loss 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Family planning/pregnancy 1 hour 32 minutes
  • NHS Direct/Health 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Samaritans 1 hour 1 minute
  • Dating 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Social networking 3 hours 47 minutes

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