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Young People, Pornography & Age-Verification

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Today, new research commissioned by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) shows that children and teenagers are watching and stumbling across pornography from an early age – in some cases as young as seven or eight.

  • Research commissioned by the BBFC shows children and teens are stumbling across pornography from an early age 
  • Majority of young people’s first time watching pornography was accidental, with over 60% of children 11-13 who had seen pornography saying their viewing of pornography is unintentional 
  • 83% of parents agreed that age-verification controls should be in place for online pornography 


    British Board of Film Classification. (2020). Young people, pornography & age-verification. BBFC. Retrieved from

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