The effects of pornography on children and young people

An evidence scan
Research Report – December 2017

Part A: Synthesis report

In this part, we synthesise what the research literature tells us in terms of:

  • how children and young people are exposed to or consume online pornography;
  • the nature of harms associated with this exposure and/or consumption; and
  • the diverse factors that may mediate these harms.

The implications are then considered for designing and implementing initiatives that aim to address the harms associated with online sexually explicit material. The methodological approach used to undertake the review is described in Part B, the review of the literature.