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This essay discusses the social impact of exposing teens to internet pornography.
In a report, “Generation Rx.com: How Young People Use the Internet for Health Information,” the Kaiser Family Foundation says that seventy (70%) of teenagers (defined as ages 15-17) “have accidentally come across pornography on the Web.” Fifty-seven percent of the teens said “being exposed to pornography would have serious impact on kids under 18,” while 41% teens responded that such exposure is “no big deal.”(Generation)
Clearly, there is a major failure of adult responsibility when almost three out of four teens report they have accidentally come across pornography on the Web. The biggest failure of responsibility lies with federal and state prosecutors who turn a blind eye to obscenity on the Internet. If obscenity laws were being vigorously enforced, the last thing hardcore pornographers would want to do is draw attention to their vile wares by engaging in reckless marketing methods. If vigorously enforced, there would also be much less …