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Trash Folder is Full Youth access to pornography on the Internet has become a serious problem Minors are exposed to pornography everywhere all over the world but the Internet has made it more available more accessible and harder to control As stated in an Australian discussion paper by Sue Headley Nearly three-quarters of boys and 11 percent of girls watched an x-rated video while 84 of boys and 60 of girls have accidentally encountered sex sites on the Internet61 If someone tried researching pornography censorship several porn links would appear along with the results The US Supreme Court has tried to help reduce youth access by upholding a ruling that requires public libraries to have strict filtering programs Rubin 1 It is debated that the younger a child begins looking at pornography the higher the potential that youth will become a violent or sexually aggressive person Although it may ultimately be impossible to completely censor adolescences from pornography even with parental support the Internet needs to be one less place youths go to obtain pornography Even if that censorship infringes on free speech Internet pornography allows adults to enjoy adult entertainment without embarrassment However as long as adults keep these sources available for themselves youths will have access to controversial sites as well Whether a child searches for sexually explicit material consciously or is solicited he or she will be bombarded with pornography According to Roby Colman and Adrian Colman of Youth Studies Australia tests show only thirty-eight percent of boys and two percent of girls intentionally look for pornography while online but it is easy to stumble upon provocative sites 10 For example if a child looks for the White House web page but uses com rather than gov the child is brought to a porn site Kids do not have to go looking for porn they can be drawn into viewing material they have no desire to see on the Internet through devices
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