CBS: The vast majority of homemade pornography and private images on personal computers ends up on public websites called “parasites.”
Eighty-eight percent of homemade pornography, including videos and still images, finds its way onto porn sites, often without the owners’ knowledge, a new study from Britain’s Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has found. | Internet Watch Foundation press release
ChristianNewsWire: “Now a website has been launched to provide ready access to credible, peer-reviewed research documenting that harm. ‘Pornography Harms, is a one-stop location for sound research, news articles and opinion pieces demonstrating the harm from pornography,’ said Patrick Trueman, creator of the site. The site will be of great help to researchers at all academic levels and the press and concerned public.”
Rev. Albert Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has posted this broadcast with Dr. William M. Struthers, a Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College and author of the book: Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain. The program summary . . .
MIM paper shows that online exposure to adult pornography adversely affects children’s sexual behavior and attitudes
Morality in Media has published a 10-page paper reporting evidence that exposure to hardcore adult pornography on the Internet can adversely affect children’s sexual behavior and attitudes about sex . . .
The ‘Butner Study’ Redux: A Report of the Incidence of Hands-on Child Victimization by Child Pornography Offenders
Abstract: This study compared two groups of child pornography offenders participating in a voluntary treatment program: men whose known sexual offense history at the time of judicial sentencing involved the possession, receipt, or distribution of child abuse images, but did not include any “hands-on” sexual abuse; and men convicted of similar offenses who had documented histories of hands-on sexual offending against at least one child victim. The goal was to determine whether the former group of offenders were “merely” collectors of child pornography at little risk for engaging in hands-on sexual offenses, or if they were contact sex offenders whose criminal sexual behavior involving children, with the exception of Internet crimes, went undetected. Our findings show that the Internet offenders in our sample were significantly more likely than not to have sexually abused a child via a hands-on act. They also indicate that the offenders who abused children were likely to have offended against multiple victims, and that the incidence of “crossover” by gender and age is high.