This much-needed book provides an in-depth, non-judgmental look at how consumption of Internet pornography and Sexually Explicit Internet Material (SEIM) impacts the social, physical, emotional, and sexual development of adolescents.
Youth and Internet Pornography explores some of the most contemporary issues in this field, including deepfake technology, the long-standing conflict between legal challenges to pornography versus individual rights, and the interrelationship between adolescent use of Internet pornography and the larger culture. The text outlines how different generations interact with the Internet, as well as the related legal and ethical issues around working with these different age groups. Owens and Behun use clinical illustrations and guided practice exercises to contextualise theoretical constructs and research, providing a comprehensive guide to how those working with young people should consider the impact of internet pornography in their day-to-day practice.
This book is essential reading for professionals and policy makers hoping to mitigate outcomes in counselling, youth and social work and education, as well as supplementary reading for courses in human sexuality and development.