Saturday, April 17, 2021
ADVT 
Life

Parental Controls Don'T Stop Teenagers From Watching Porn

IANS, 13 Jul, 2018
    Parents, take note. If you think that Internet filtering tools -- such as parental controls -- will stop your teenage child from accessing explicit sexual content online then you may be wrong, a new study suggests.
     
     
    The findings, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking, indicated that Internet filtering tools are ineffective.
     
     
    According to the researchers from the University of Oxford in Britain, the use of Internet filtering tools is widespread but there has been no conclusive evidence on their effectiveness until now.
     
     
    "It's important to consider the efficacy of Internet filtering. Internet filtering tools are expensive to develop and maintain, and can easily 'underblock' due to the constant development of new ways of sharing content," said co-author Victoria Nash.
     
     
    The research team presented two studies -- one exploratory analysis of secondary data collected in the European Union and one preregistered study focused on British adolescents and caregivers -- with nearly 15,000 participants.
     
     
    "We were also interested to find out how many households would need to use filtering technologies in order to stop one adolescent from seeing online pornography," said co-author Andrew Przybylski.
     
     
    "The findings from our preliminary study indicated that somewhere between 17 and 77 households would need to use Internet filtering tools in order to prevent a single young person from accessing sexual content," Przybylski added.
     
     
    The results from follow-up study showed no statistically or practically significant protective effects for filtering.
     
     
    The researchers noted that there should be more research done to solidify these findings.

    MORE Life ARTICLES

    Birth of the Khalsa

    Birth of the Khalsa

    The usual interpretation of the word Khalsa is made as ‘Pure’ or ‘Khalis.’

    Birth of the Khalsa

    Tickets on Sale for Bard on the Beach’s 29th Season

    Tickets on Sale for Bard on the Beach’s 29th Season

    The Festival opens on the BMO Mainstage with a powerhouse classical production of Macbeth

    Tickets on Sale for Bard on the Beach’s 29th Season

    Importance of volunteering

    Importance of volunteering

    Volunteering is a Canadian tradition and is extension of being a good neighbor

    Importance of volunteering

    WATCH: The Unspoken Alcohol Problem Among UK Punjabis

    WATCH: The Unspoken Alcohol Problem Among UK Punjabis

    The survey in which over 1,000 British Sikhs participated noted that the problem is made worse because British Punjabis often dismiss the notion of seeking help for alcohol addiction due to a culture of shame.

    WATCH: The Unspoken Alcohol Problem Among UK Punjabis

    Here Is Why Dead Sea In Israel Should Be On Your 2018 Travel List

    Here Is Why Dead Sea In Israel Should Be On Your 2018 Travel List

    Here are some reasons to why you should visit world's oldest and most popular natural health resort - the Dead Sea in Israel:

    Here Is Why Dead Sea In Israel Should Be On Your 2018 Travel List

    Beware! Frequent Dining Out Can Harm Your Health

    Beware! Frequent Dining Out Can Harm Your Health

    Next time you order a sandwich from your favourite fast food joint or plan a dinner with your friends at a nearby restaurant, you must give a try to home-cooked meal first.

    Beware! Frequent Dining Out Can Harm Your Health