Access to online porn ‘twisting children’s view of sexual norms’
Deputy children’s commissioner says social networking, mobiles and hardcore porn contributing to child sexual exploitation
Children are having the threshold of what is normal sexual behaviour twisted by free access to hardcore pornography on their mobile phones, the deputy children’s commissioner says.
Sue Berelowitz told the home affairs select committee that social networking sites and the use of pornography was one of the key areas she was examining in an investigation of group and gang child sexual exploitation. Her inquiry had already revealed that such exploitation was taking place across the country in urban, rural and metropolitan areas. “It is violent, it is sadistic, it is very, very ugly,” she told MPs on Tuesday.
She said the issue of how social networking, BBM messaging and pornography was being used as part of the exploitation of children and young people