Kids Watch Porn Online as Early as Age 6,Bitdeender Study Shows
Kids start watching porn online rom as early as the age o 6, and firting on the Internetrom the age o 8, according to a Bitdeender marketing study o over 19,000 parentsworldwide.
company’s marketing research shows the age of kids accessing instant messaging and computer games is
decreasing. Some 3.45% of children chatting with IM friends and 2 percent of computer game addicts are ve years old.Bitdefender also reveals some children lie about their age when creating social network proles, especially on Facebook,where they must be at least 13 to sign up. Almost a quarter of the kids in the study had at least one social networkaccount at age 12, while 17 per cent were social media users at 10.“Kids nowadays are acting like young adults online - just give them an Internet-connected device and they will nd away to things parents would like to ban forever,” Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi said. “Knowing thatonline dangers go beyond pornography, to hacking and suicide websites may help parents protect their kids’ life on- andofine.”
Bitdefender research also
discovered teenagers leave
instant messaging to the
younger kids, as they prefer toaccess popular “hate” websites
that allow children to post
violent or racist messages.These websites also include
content that discriminates on
the basis of religion or sex,and some belong to terrorist
Over 17 per cent of all childrenaccessing “hate” websites are14 years old, followed by 15year-olds (16.52%) and 16 year-olds (12.05%).