Report – Parenting and pornography: Findings from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

Report – Parenting and pornography: Findings from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

7 February 2019

This report explores parents' views on children’s exposure to online pornography.

This report has been published by the Australian eSafety Commissioner, Netsafe New Zealand, and the Safer Internet Centre in the UK.

The report presents the findings of studies from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom on parents' concerns, views and awareness about their children's exposure to online pornography. Parents were also asked how they engaged with their children about this issue.

Key findings from the Australian parents include:

  • 24% of parents thought their child had been exposed to online pornography
  • 77% of parents felt they had full responsibility for educating their child about online pornography
  • 41% of parents had talked to their child about pornography.

Access the report via the Office of the eSafety Commissioner website.

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