The Internet has revolutionized communication, especially among teen girls. But, the very media platform that helps us connect also has allowed the pornography industry to explode. Thanks to the Internet, tweens and teens have an infinite catalog of pornographic images available with just the click of a mouse. Although stereotypes typically pin porn addiction on boys, a surprising number of young girls are also exposed and find themselves pulled into the dark world of pornography. In the earlier days of widespread Internet use by young girls, exposure to porn most often occurred through a pop-up ad that was innocently clicked or some curiosity that was carried out through a search engine. This conclusion is supported by a study titled, The Nature and Dynamics of Pornography Use Among Children , which surveyed more than college students and explored pornography exposure before age In this study, almost half of all surveyed girls Consider this story from a year old girl who anonymously shared this story with the Over 18 Project, a movie about pornography addiction in children and teens :. The topic of pornography came up so I decided that since it was discussed in class that there was nothing wrong with researching more about it at home. I had no idea how quickly porn could consume my life.
A new documentary, Hot Girls Wanted , follows young women as they are maneuvered into being "amateur" porn performers, then discarded by the business within a matter of months. Hot Girls Wanted focuses on year-old Tressa, a high school cheerleader and good student who leaves her parents in small-town Texas to go to Florida and work in porn. Variety's Geoff Berkshire says it's "an eye-opener for parents ," which I can't help feel misses the point. But in his coverage is an important part often missed: that technology and communications are the medium that helps young people make dreadful mistakes.
I like to be in front of the camera. Rachel, who played the clarinet in her high school band and considered joining the Air Force after graduation, was excited at the idea of modeling, making good money and a chance to get on a plane for the first time ever. I still didn't think anyone would find out, didn't think my parents would find out.