RESEARCH


Statement of Research Relating to Pornography Harms to Children. (2017). Porn Harms Kids. http://www.pornharmskids.org.au/statement

Sorry, parents: Internet porn filters are a waste of money. Kaplan, Michael. (2017, March 17). The New York Post. http://nypost.com/2017/03/17/sorry-parents-internet-porn-filters-are-a-waste-of-money/

Brain activity in sex addiction mirrors that of drug addiction. (2014, July 11). University of Cambridge Research. http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/brain-activity-in-sex-addiction-mirrors-that-of-drug-addiction

Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviors. Voon, V., Mole, T. B., Banca, P., Porter, L., Morris, L., Mitchell, S., Lapa, T. R., Karr, J., Harrison, N. A., Potenza, M. N., Irvine, M. (2014, July 11). PLOS One. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/articleid=10.1371/journal.pone.0102419

Adolescent Brain Meets Highspeed Internet Porn. (2016, January 6). Your Brain On Porn. https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/adolescent-brain-meets-highspeed-internet-porn

Marc N. Potenza, MD, PHD, on The Behavioral Addictions of Sex, Gambling and Internet Use. (2016, February 16). The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. https://www.centeronaddiction.org/the-buzz-blog/marc-n-potenza-md-phd-behavioral-addictions-sex-gambling-and-internet-use#.WQgGWonytPM

Ofcom Report on Internet Safety Measures; Strategies of parental protection for children online. (2015, January 12). Ofcom. https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/31732/Third-internet-safety-report-January-2015.pdf

Enhanced Attentional Bias towards Sexually Explicit Cues in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviors. (2014, August 25). Mechelmans, D. J., Irvine, M., Banca, P., Porter, L., Mitchell, S., Mole, T. B., Lapa, T. R., Harrison, N. A., Potenza, M. N., Voon, V. PLOS One. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.010547

Compulsive sexual behavior: Prefrontal and limbic volume and interactions. (2016, October 28). Your Brain on Porn. https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/compulsive-sexual-behavior-prefrontal-and-limbic-volume-and-interactions-2016

Child Safety Online: Age Verification Pornography. (2016, July). Department for Culture Media & Sport. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534965/20160705_AVConsultationResponseFINAL__2_.pdf

Viewers of pornography have a smaller reward system; Study shows a connection between consumption and brain structure. (2014, February 6). Max Planck Institute for Human Development.
https://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/en/media/2014/06/viewers-of-pornography-have-a-smaller-reward-system

First Sex: Just The Science Please. (2013, April 10). Your Brain on Porn. https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/first-sex-just-science-please

CDC (Center for Disease Control). https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/SV-Prevention-Technical-Package.pdf

DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) https://www.cdc.gov/maso/facm/pdfs/CHACHSPT/20120508_CHAC.pdf

AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators Counselors Therapists) https://www.aasect.org/how-we-interpret-and-integrate-principles-sexual-health-our-work

WHO (World Health Organization) http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/70501/WHO_RHR_HRP_10.22_eng.pdf;jsessionid=3D3A9ADA3ABE88329816097E58CB990E?sequence=1

NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3562752/

Average high school – aged boy watches 50 clips a week. 2011 https://www.ted.com/talks/zimchallenge#t-19255

Studying the effects of Pornography on college students; cannot find a control group. 2013 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2261377/Porn-study-scrapped-researchers-failed-ANY-20-males-hadn-t-watched-it.html

 


PORN CULTURE


Young Porn Users Need Longer To Recover Their Mojo. (2017, February 25). Your Brain on Porn. https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/young-porn-users-need-longer-recover-their-mojo

Teens: Oral Sex and Casual Prostitution No Biggie. Shipman, Claire and Cole Kazdin. (2009, May 28). ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Parenting/story?id=7693121

Police figures reveal rise of almost 80% in reports of child-on-child sex offences. (2017, February 3). Bernardo’s. https://www.barnardos.org.uk/news/Police_figures_reveal_rise_of_almost_80_in_reports_of_child-on-child_sex_offences/latest-news.htm?ref=121581

Brock Turner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_v._Turner

 


SYMPTOMS


Children who are continually exposed to online pornography experience increased depression, social anxiety, disruptive behavior. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19772438

Pornography is a coping mechanism for ‘normal’ adolescent angst, with debilitating consequences. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18694593

Pornography makes it more difficult to engage with real people. https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/philip-zimbardo-the-demise-of-guys-2011

Pornography contributes to the feeling of loneliness. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10720160590933653

 


CURRENT EVENTS


Since Weinstein, Here’s a Growing List of Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct. https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/harvey-weinstein-scandal/weinstein-here-s-growing-list-men-accused-sexual-misconduct-n816546

Harvey Weinstein scandal: A complete list of the 79 accusers. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/10/27/weinstein-scandal-complete-list-accusers/804663001/

Digital Economy Act 2017. (2017, August 30). Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Economy_Act_2017

Pornography addiction grips young Americans, compared to crack cocaine Online Porn: Fastest growing addiction in the U.S. Hendrickson Molly. (2017, May 23). ABC News 7- Denver. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/pornography-addiction-grips-young-americans-compared-to-crack-cocaine

Trump signs first ever internet anti-porn pledge, Clinton refuses. Bedard, Paul. (2016, August 1). The Washington Examiner. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-signs-first-ever-internet-anti-porn-pledge-clinton-refuses/article/2598269

 


"I met John Van Arnam, Founder of The Third Talk Inc. in November 2017 at an R.I.S.E. (Resiliency, Information. Support. Empowerment.) Conference, presented by NC Center for Safer Schools/Department of Public Instruction. We also presented together in 2018 and 2019. John is addressing a very difficult topic, namely a child’s exposure to online pornography. I am not aware of any other program that speaks on this taboo subject in a way that is straightforward and real-world. I especially like his approach to families and tips on communicating with their children; it’s not real, it’s not healthy, and it’s not fun. Parents can use this to assist their children in avoiding the content altogether. In addition, his advice to Administrators and counselors was engaging and informative. I also worked with John on a resource guide he helped to create for the NC Center for Safer Schools and have found him polite and professional. He is a Dad, a coach and a genuinely kind person. It has been a pleasure working with John and I look forward to continued collaboration in the future."


Lisa Jayne
Operation Ceasefire Coordinator

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