Teens: The End of Innocence
For the first time, an exhaustive investigation studies the impact of today’s porn pictures on teenagers.
One teenager in two has already watched a porn movie before the age of 13. Temptation no longer comes from DVD or tapes forgotten by parents, but from the Internet, which has become accessible to all.
Many teenagers are growing up with pornography as unique source of sexual education, and relationships between teenagers are troubled. In fact, what they can see freely they sometimes try and repeat - at a more and more early age. An increasing number of girls have experienced violent sexual practices, which are becoming commonplace before flirting. The author has based her study on the testimony of teenagers, aged between 12 and 15, who agreed to answer her questions. To complete the survey, investigators from the Police Department for young offenders and young victims of crime, teachers, school doctors, child psychiatrists, judges and parents also reveal their view on the subject.
Géraldine Levasseur is a journalist and investigator. She works for the magazine Marie-Claire and the TV investigation program Zone Interdite.