Another study - this time a longitudinal tracking children from age 6 to 18 - shows that “the younger children are exposed to content intended for adults in television and movies, the earlier they become sexually active during adolescence.”
The study looked at 754 children, 389 females and 365 males, during two stages of life, during childhood and five years later when they were 12 to 18.
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The dangers are real - the mass media creates the culture that educates and influences children and teenagers.
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- Source: Eureka Alert, 05/04/09.