Children and teens are stumbling across pornography from an early age, as young as seven.
Majority of young people’s first time watching pornography was accidental, with over 60% of children 11-13 who had seen pornography saying their viewing of pornography is unintentional
83% of parents agreed that age-verification controls should be in place for online pornography
Only 60% of households with children employ any form of parental controls, leaving 40% of children at risk of exposure to porn when at home, and even more through access to the internet from outside their home including over mobile phones.
With 94% of 8-11 year olds regularly going online (OfCom), this is leaving a generation of children at high risk of mental harm from exposure to hardcore pornography.