Last night I watched part of a BBC TV documentary titled Teens who are addicted to Porn. After a depressing 7 minutes I deleted it, and watched a much more entertaining crime serial. Seven minutes of spotty, addicted teenagers (all boys; there may have been girls later in the programme, but all I saw was boys) was enough. I know that teenage boys have always hidden dirty magazines under their mattresses/beds –it’s part of adolescence. But in the past the tacky mags were not so easy to source. Now, every kid with a cellphone, or access to a desktop has his/her tongue hanging out, and is glued to the screen. What have we done? We acknowledge we’re all dependent on the PC/the Smartphone/the tablet and they are unbelievably useful and handy. But access to porn – and there is a TON of it out there – is the dark side of the web. Fourteen year olds cheerfully admitted to being on-line porn addicts. I don’t know: there’s something drastically wrong somewhere. Any suggestions?
September 26, 2013 · 6:14 pm
(JAP) : THE ELECTRONIC GENIE IS OUT OF THE BOTTLE What is JAP ? Just a paragraph – a stratagem to hoist me out of the writing doldrums in which I currently find myself. It will pass. Soon – I hope.