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Tackling the impact of porn on Iceland's youths

Some of Iceland's young claim attitudes to sex are being shaped by pornographic material.

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Tackling the impact of porn on Iceland's youths

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Sex education is mandatory in many European countries. Iceland has its own curriculum, yet young people seem to be increasingly turning to porn for information on sex.

But what impact could this have on attitudes to sex?

Sexologists are promoting preventative measures to help ensure children don’t see pornographic material that could give them unrealistic ideas about sex.

"I believe - and research backs it - that material that children see online affects their ideas on sex. Nonetheless this is something that teaches us that we need to react before the damage is done and we need to prevent children seeing something online that might harm them or give them delusions", explained Dagbjört Ásbjörnsdóttir, a sexologist at the Reykjavik department of Education and Youth.