Young people in Iceland view more pornography on the internet than those in other countries, according to a University of Akureyri study of eight countries.
Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson. Researchers explored internet use of fifteen and sixteen year old students.
According to the research findings, young people mostly access the internet via their laptops, computers, and phones and therefore have the option of searching privately, ruv.is reports. Kjartan Ólafsson, lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Akureyri, Kjartan Ólafsson, says that Icelandic children appear to be more “active” in their viewing of content than those in the other countries studied.
Kjartan says there are several possible reasons behind the findings, including that children in Iceland may have been more frank and honest in their responses.
Parents should be concerned about what their children are doing on the internet and discuss the issue with them, Kjartan says.